The Tampa Bay Lightning did not get named in the customary way. Typically when a sports franchise is awarded to a city, there is a name-the-team contest. This serves some purposes. First, it creates interest in the new sports team before it even plays a game. Second, it gives fans and residents a chance to have a say in what the team representing their home will be called.
Often names entered in such contests produce suggestions that are far better than any the team management may have already had in mind. In the case of the Tampa Bay Lightning, their local notoriety for being the Lightning Capital of North America is how they got their name.
For a hockey team where the game is fast and frantic the name lightning is fitting. If you have a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey puck, you’ll want to keep it protected in our Tampa Bay Lightning Double Hockey Puck Display Case.
Our NHL Two Hockey Puck Display Case features:
Has space to hold two hockey pucks (not included)
Features a mahogany base
Comes with a FREE two line nameplate
Includes an engraved Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Officially licensed by the NHL