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2012 Training Camp Primer

Top Story Lines to Watch During the 2012 Lightning Training Camp

Monday, 08.27.2012 / 9:03 PM / Best of the Web
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2012 Training Camp Primer
Tampabaylightning.com Beat Writer Peter Pupello takes a look at the top storylines to watch during the 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning Training Camp.

With the Tampa Bay Lightning slated to open training camp on September 21 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum, Tampabaylightning.com Beat Writer Peter Pupello takes a look at the top story lines to watch. Follow along leading up to camp on the key position battles, personnel decisions and coaching moves expected to shape the Bolts heading into the 2012-2013 season.

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STARTING STRONG
The Lightning prepare for training camp motivated with the knowledge a slow start hindered their playoff chances a year ago.
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LIGHTNING LEAP
Steve Yzerman said that he would leave forward spots open during camp in order to allow some of the club's top prospects—including Cory Conacher, PC Labrie and Alex Killorn—to vie for a chance at cracking the NHL roster this season.
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RETURNING HEALTHY
The Lightning lost 321 man-games to injury last season, but the good news is that Adam Hall, Vincent Lecavalier, Dana Tyrell, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Mathieu Garon are looking forward to beginning the 2012-13 season with a full bill of health.
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BLUE LINE ADDITIONS
Key additions of veterans Sami Salo and Matt Carle to Bolts blue line should help out at both ends of the ice this season.
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RAISING HIS GAME
Coming off a 60-goal season, Lightning forward Steven Stamkos believes he can elevate his game even more.
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CONNOLLY'S DEVELOPMENT
Summer workouts prove key to Brett Connolly’s development as a player as the young forward looks ahead to proving himself in camp.
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