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Tampa Bay Lightning Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
When you collect hockey souvenirs you want to show them off. Our Tampa Bay Lightning Display Cases are designed to do that and protect your souvenir hockey pucks, jerseys, helmets and hockey caps. Each one includes an engraved Tampa Bay Lightning logo on it.
History Of The Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the NHL as an expansion team in 1992. They had an interesting start that dates back to the late 1980s when the NHL announced another expansion plan. At the time, two groups from the Tampa/St. Petersburg area were attempting to secure a NHL team for Florida. A St. Petersburg group was headed by Peter Kamanos, who eventually became owner of the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes, and partner Jim Rutherford. The Tampa-based group was led by two NHL Hall of Famers brothers Phil and Tony Esposito.
The St. Petersburg group was better financed and had solid footing where the Tampa group lost some of their top investors but prior to the formal bid the Espositos were able to secure Japanese investors which the league found extremely attractive and awarded the franchise to the Tampa group. Once the franchise was awarded, the Tampa management team built an all-star team before they signed any players with Phil Esposito President and General Manager, Tony Esposito Chief Scout and former Philadelphia Flyer Stanley Cup player and Calgary Flame Stanley Cup Coach Terry Crisp was hired as the team’s first Head Coach and former Boston Bruin and Phil Esposito’s line mate Wayne Cashman was chosen Assistant Coach. The team was named in honor of Tampa being known as the “Lightning Capital of North America.”
The Tampa Bay team colors are blue, white and black and they play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
Top players from the team include Vincent Lecavalier (1998-present), Martin St. Louis (2000-2014), Brad Richards (2000-2008), Steven Stamkos (2008-present), Nikolai Khabibulin (2000-2004), Vinny Prospal (2001-2009), Dan Boyle (2001-2008), Freddy Modin (1999-2006), Chris Gratton (1993-1997, 1998-2000, 2007-2009) and Pavel Kubina (1997-2006, 2010-2011).
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won one Stanley Cup (2003-2004), one Conference Championship and 2 Division Championships.