Alright, Steven Stamkos, Take Your Pick
Much has been made of the Bolts' summer so far, as the team has bought up plenty of older talent on the free agent market to go along with their prized rookie-to-be. But while they may be getting a bit older in some areas, the team is bringing in plenty of *ahem* fresh talent elsewhere, namely with the announcement of their 2008-09 Lightning Girls roster, a squad that will feature seven veterans and seven rookies.
Obviously, this is a group that will benefit from the strong veteran leadership of girls like Karen G. and Crystal R., but will get a much needed boost with the addition of youngsters like Cindy C. and Kara P. as they try to deal with the loss of departed 2007 Ice Princess finalist ToniLynn, among others.
As expected, it's shaping up to be an interesting year in Tampa, both on and just off the ice.