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John Fontana

Managing editor of SB Nation's Tampa Bay Lightning community, Raw Charge. I've had a variety of sports writing involvements since the late 1990's, pertaining to the Bucs, Bolts, and (D)Rays at any given time.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Steven Stamkos' Reaction To Gagne Trade (Video)

Steven Stamkos reacts to the Simon Gagne trade.

Rocco Baldelli Starts Comeback Bid

Rocco Baldelli has started a comeback bid with the Tampa Bay Rays. He will play for the next few weeks, starting Monday July 19th, with the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League.

Mike Chen: Gagne Acquisition By Bolts A Steal (But Beware!)

Mike Chen, long time hockey blogger and head writer of SB Nation’s From the Rink, commented on the Lightning/Flyers deal from today: A few days ago, I ran down Gagne’s injury history and labeled...

SERIES: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles (3 Game Series)

The Rays have a three game set with the Baltimore Orioles. Can they do what they should and hand the AL East cellar dwellers a beat-down?

While Tampa Bay Applauds The Deal, Philadelphia Broods

“Yzerman is Jedi” is a phrase that is making the popular rounds on Twitter and elsewhere after today’s deal between the Lightning and Flyers. With the Bolts giving up an expendable defenseman and...

Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire Simon Gagne From Flyers

Simon Gagne was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning for Matt Walker and a fourth round draft selection. Suddenly things look very bright for the Lightning.

Crawford Nabs 32nd Stolen Base

Top of the fourth inning and Carl Crawford has just stolen his 32nd base of the season. The Rays are tied with the Yankees, 3-3..

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