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Lightning make roster cuts

Posted Sep 21, 2008 by Erik Erlendsson

Updated Sep 21, 2008 at 06:47 PM

The Lightning just announced six cuts from its training camp roster following today’s practice. All players will report to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Norfolk, where the Admirals will open training camp on Monday:

Defenseman Jaime Heward (was a training camp invitee)
Defenseman Andy Rogers
Center Blair Jones
Center Chris Lawrence
RW Sean O’Connor (was a training camp invitee)
RW Brandon Segal

Reader Comments

Por (vickie) on September 21, 2008 (Suggest removal)

i think cutting Segal and not seeing what he can do in a real game is a shame. my theory is that the forwards positions are set in stone. i’m still unhappy with it and think it is wrong that inviting these young guys to just mess around with heads. the exception of course would be kenopka who to the fact is getting looks at because, uh hello, tarnasky is hurt. the head games of having jokinen, ouellet and ward all fighting for a spot is absurd. i’m very disappointed with how this process is going.

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Por (BILL BERG) on September 21, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Vickie get a grip on this! All the players coming in know there chances are slim unless they have played many games in the NHL. Going to Norfolf is not the worst, they have a chance to come back to Tampa in case of call ups from injuries or bad playing.They still have chances. GO BOLTS!!!

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Por (Mike Joyce) on September 22, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I agree with you Bill.  Most of the young guys that are invited are there to measure their progress against the people who have been in the league for a while.  I doubt that there was any intent that they would be there for long before assignment to Norfolk.

Unless you are an established player in the league, none of the invitees expect to make the team.  Look at the reaction of Mike Lundin last year when he played well enough in the prospect games and was invited to see how much more work he would need in Norfolk.  Then, he made it - to his, and everyone’s, great surprise.

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