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.

Evgeni Nabokov
By Jason Haas On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Haas: Nabokov Not Getting It Done

Nabokov’s numbers are unacceptable. A record of 3-4-1. A 2.99 goals against average. An .893 save percentage. These are not NHL level goalie statistics, yet here we are saddled with crumbling stopgap netminder More...

By Jason Haas On Monday, November 10th, 2014

Haas: Cap Crunch No Concern For Lightning

Much has been made in recent days about the 2015-2016 salary cap remaining the same, or close to this year’s cap number ($69,000,000}. While the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are the frequent subjects of More...

By Jason Haas On Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Hard Decisions Herald A Heady Lightning Group

Nikita Kucherov The pre-season performances of Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov and Jonathan Marchessault have certainly caused a headache for GM Steve Yzerman. However, it’s more of an ice cream headache More...

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...

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