Jason Haas

Jason Haas

Senior Writer Jason Haas is a native Michigander who came to Tampa after graduating college with an Advertising and Marketing degree. It seems as if fate intervened since he has shared his hockey fandom with the Lightning since 2002.

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By Jason Haas On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Haas: Bishop’s Backup Search Begins

Who will backup Big Ben? The Tampa Bay Lightning is looking for a new backup goaltender after choosing not to qualify Anders Lindback. He could return, but certainly didn’t deserve the $2.2 million salary More...

By Jason Haas On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Bolts Offseason Priority: Top Four Defenseman

Is this familiar face an option for the Bolts? The [insert team name here] would like to add a top four, right handed, puck-moving defenseman to their roster. This desire is not limited to the Tampa Bay Lightning, More...

By Jason Haas On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Haas: Bolts Early Playoff Exit – Hindsight Is 20/20

Everyone was drinking the Kool-Aid and now we’re left with hiccups. This phenomenon was not limited to Tampa Bay Lightning fans, as many pundits tabbed the Bolts a legitimate threat. It’s easy to see why, with More...

By Jason Haas On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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Haas: Depth Charge! Lightning Setting Up For Unprecedented Run

It’s been Steve Yzerman’s plan all along and we’re finally seeing it come to fruition. This Tampa Bay Lightning team boasts impressive depth and it should be able to maintain it for several more years. Despite More...

By Jason Haas On Monday, March 10th, 2014

Haas: The Power Of Fandom

It’s now been a few days since the NHL’s trade deadline and, for the most part, emotions have settled down. Fans of all teams have had an opportunity to get a little more back story on the individual deals More...

By Jason Haas On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Haas: Bolts Need Leaders To Emerge

Martin St. Louis Most Lightning fans have had their heads, hearts and psyches put through the wringer over the past week. There was the unbelievable high of Martin St. Louis winning a gold medal, followed by the More...

By Jason Haas On Monday, February 10th, 2014

Haas: Palat Riding Wave Of Success To Sochi

Many NHL players are riding in planes to Sochi for the Winter Olympics. Ondrej Palat is, however, riding one huge wave onto the world stage. (Photo/Susan Ferlita) January’s NHL Rookie of the Month has 12 points More...

By Jason Haas On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Haas: Tampa Bay Trade Deadline Talk

Don’t expect a big trade involving the Tampa Bay Lightning before the Olympic roster freeze or at the trade deadline in March. The biggest reason for this is the sheer number of teams who can count themselves More...

By Jason Haas On Monday, January 13th, 2014

Haas: Ruthless Yzerman Is Just What Bolts Need

Steve Yzerman is a very calculated, very logical and very emotionless general manager. This is a very good thing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Much has been said and written after Martin St. Louis was left off of More...

By Jason Haas On Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Haas: The Gift That Will Keep On Giving

The buzzer sounded in Sunrise as Tampa Bay closed out a dominating 6-1 win over the Florida Panthers. It wasn’t a close game that broke loose in the end. It wasn’t a particularly bad night for Panthers More...

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