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Direct Current 5: Checking In On the Tampa Bay Lighting

Tampa Bay Lightning News February 2018

Sometimes when you’re told not to panic, it means somebody is just trying to calm you down and the sensible thing to do is to panic. Last time we caught up with the Lightning, we were in “don’t panic” mode but we were also unsure whether that meant “they’re still looking strong,” or it meant “everything is going poorly and we want to pretend otherwise.” Read the rest of this entry >>

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Direct Current 4: Halfway Home

Tampa Bay Lightning News – January 2018

After the supremely disappointing season the Buccaneer’s endured, we’ve grown accustomed to looking toward the Bolts for inspiration, hope and joy. Doing so has been easy this year with the Lightning having spent most of the season at the top of the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference and NHL. These times, my friends, are in peril. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Direct Current 2: Stamkos-Claus is Coming to Town

Tampa Bay Lightning News – December 20, 2017

As we come to the end of December, it’s a time for reflection and looking back on the year with introspection and wonder. It’s also a great time of year to get FIRED UP about just how good our Tampa Bay Lightning have been this year.

Our last blog, which you can read here, left off with a bit of doubt over whether or not the Lightning were going to be able to hold on to their earlier form and continue on the path to glory that we had predicted in our earlier Lightning writing. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Direct Current 1: Tampa Bay Lightning Update 12/4/2017

Tampa Bay Lightning News: December 2017

Welcome to Direct Current. As you know, here at Friendly Kia, we’re really big on three things: Kias, dogs and local sports. With incredibly enviable weather, the Tampa – St. Petersburg area offers some of the best athletics training and year-round sporting opportunities. You’ve got the Rays and the Lightning, and that’s it for national sports teams in our area!

With the Rays season not opening for another 6 months, and no NFL team in Tampa Bay, we want to dedicate part of our blog to providing occasional updates on team news, recent results and notable quotes/tweets/social media by players, coaching staff, local journalists or just really insightful fans. Read the rest of this entry >>