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Lightning make six cuts

Posted Sep 24, 2008 by Erik Erlendsson

Updated Sep 23, 2008 at 11:26 PM

After tonight’s game against the Rangers, the team announced six more cuts to the roster

Heading to Norfolk camp:
D Ty Wishart
G Riku Helenius
RW Paul Szczechura
C Wyatt Smith
RW Radek Smolenak

And former second round pick LW Dana Tyrell was returned to his junior team in Prince George of the Western Hockey League.

Reader Comments

Por (vickie) on September 24, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Hey these guys were pretty nice. I did like the play Ty wishart.He probably needs to work on somethings and get stronger but he is a future NHL DEFENSEMAN. Good Luck to them all..

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Por (Goalman) on September 24, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Keep it up Erik. Jokinen should stay. I can’t say the same for Ward,Craig,or Gratton.O’Brien looked better last night ,but still not real solid.Carle looked better last night. What are the coaches’ opinions of Mihalek? He is a monster and I thought played within himself.

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Por (LightningDogg) on September 24, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I have to admit, I alternated between believing in & doubting Jussi Jokinen last year. Looking back, I tend to think it was more a reflection of the team around him and the coaching scheme. Now I have to agree with Erik, don’t turn loose “the Juss”!! Let’s give hiom a chance with some talent around him. Also, it’s a shame if Ryan Craig doesn’t catch on here. He always starts out like a house on fire and then seems to get seriously injured. I know he can play, but his injuries have left him a question mark after 3 years and that’s too bad. I still don’t think Ramo is ready for the NHL, and may even end up trade leverage as Helenius passes him up in 2 years. Until then, I’m the biggest Mike Smith fan in town….GO Smitty!!!

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Por (mike m) on September 25, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I agree with keeping Jussi.  The switch to center might be just what he needed.  As for the other bubble players, I guess I don’t see why the bolts would keep Roberts, over Ouellette, who had 17 goals and was +11 last year.  Roberts had 3 goals and was -3.  At least Ouellette remembers where the net is. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Melrose comes to his senses and keeps Jussi and Michel.

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