Coaching Kudos, Series Breakdown, A Rick Peckham Tribute & More; It’s The JoeBoltsFan Podcast, Handshake Line Edition

August 20th, 2020

JoeBoltsFan’s favorite type of podcast – the Handshake Line edition. Tom Lang breaks down a series win over the Jackets – where the coaching staff deserves high praise, the de facto number one star of the series and where there are glaring culture challenges ahead. In between, a tribute to Lightning Legend Rick Peckham! Kick your feet back and relax for a few days, Bolts Fans. Thanks to our friends at Bill Currie Ford!

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4 Responses to “Coaching Kudos, Series Breakdown, A Rick Peckham Tribute & More; It’s The JoeBoltsFan Podcast, Handshake Line Edition”

  1. Frank Pillow Says:

    Best Bolts analysis and commentary in the business! Thanks Tom. Your reflection on Rick P’s time as this team’s voice of generation hit home. All Tampa Bay sports fans should take a moment to acknowledge his contributions to the team and growing the sport in the community. Bring on Rd2!!!

  2. Herb Says:

    Another great podcast, Tom. If the Lightning can be as consistently good as you, they will be hoisting the Cup for sure. You’re tribute to Rick Peckham was excellent.

    My MVP’s for the series were Brayden Point (for his skill), Yanni Gourde (for his tenacity) and Pat Maroon (for his attitude).

    Maroon is the worst hockey player on the team, but he and Cedric Paquette bring a toughness that is needed. Some of the other Lightning players are starting to pick up on Maroon’s style of play, hopefully it will be enough for them to match up against the dirtiest team in the NHL…the Boston Bruins.

    What is up with Steven Stamkos?

  3. Tom Lang Says:

    Thanks Mr. Pillow! Rick was the best – the greatest exchange between the two of them, for me, was a play back in the mid/late 2000’s… Rick called the action and remarked how somebody danced through the zone and made a play. The puck gets cleared down the ice and Bobby The Chief said “Ya know Rick, when I dance, it usually rains.”

    Hope he gets to emcee another Cup celebration as a sendoff.

  4. Tom Lang Says:

    Thanks Herb! Maroon is exactly what this group needs. After scuffling on the power play and with Korpisalo’s rebound control issues, I sincerely hoped the staff would think about posting 14 up in the blue paint. It had an immediate impact and I hope they go back to it (until 91 returns, which seems like a long ways off). Have not heard a peep on him since the last update, which was basically a shrug and a far off look.