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Brayden Point quad tear among Tampa Bay Lightning injuries in Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning were playing with one hand tied behind their back, or one leg, in some cases, in the Stanley Cup Final -- starting with Brayden Point. Bolts general manager Julien BriseBois said the All-Star center had a significant quad tear in his leg. He was hurt in Game 7 of the first round against the Leafs and missed 10 games. He returned for Games 1 and 2 of the Final but was a shell of himself and didn't play again. BriseBois said he'll be healthy in a couple of weeks.
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Disney derails plans for stop along Brightline’s Orlando-Tampa route

June 28, 2022 - Brightline, a high-speed passenger rail system that operates in South Florida, will no longer have a Disney stop between the planned Orlando-to-Tampa route. Walt Disney World said it was pulling out of a Brightline station at its Disney Springs site due to changes in its route configuration, according to multiple reports. The plans for the Brightline Disney station were unveiled in late 2020. Route maps Brightline submitted to the state also showed a Disney station. The Disney stop was planned as Brightline formed plans to connect from the Orlando International Airport to a site in Tampa. With Disney out of the picture, the passenger train will now travel directly from International Drive in Orlando to Tampa. The news follows Brightline receiving $15.875 million through a federal grant toward its Tampa-to-Orlando connection.
TAMPA, FL
Tri-City Herald

Leonard Fournette’s plan to lure Rob Gronkowski out of retirement

Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement this past week. Many of those who stay tapped into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers knew that there was a possibility that Gronk would retire, but overall had the feeling that the future first-ballot Hall of Famer would eventually choose to suit up for the 2022-23 season to chase another Lombardi Trophy with Tom Brady and company.
TAMPA, FL
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Iconic Floridan Palace Hotel to undergo $25 million renovation

1754 Properties, LLC, an institutional owner, operator and lender of hotels and other real estate based in South Florida, is pleased to announce that Tampa’s iconic Floridan Palace Hotel will be joining the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand. As part of a major rebranding process, the. 212-room property, with...
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Disney pulls out of Sunrail/Brightline expansion following route change

The Walt Disney Company has pulled out of its plans to facilitate the extension of a SunRail/Brightline train line from Orlando International Airport to Tampa. Disney joined in the ambitious rail project at a time that the route plan included a possible stop at Disney Springs, with the rail line crossing Walt Disney World Resort property. That Disney Springs stop and routing has been removed from the most-recent plans for the project.
ORLANDO, FL
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World fusion music to take center stage Saturday

When Shankh Lahiri arrived in Tampa 11 years ago, he set about finding “like-minded” individuals – skilled musicians who were open to fusing Indian classical music with electric jazz, blues and funk. The result was WAHH World Fusion Band, one of the most unique ensembles in the...
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Torn quad for Brayden Point headlines long list of Tampa Bay Lightning injuries

A torn quad. A busted foot. MCL sprains. These are just a few of the many injuries the Tampa Bay Lightning battled through in search of a Stanley Cup three-peat. “What they put themselves through, it’s mind-boggling,” said Bolts bench boss Jon Cooper after the Colorado Avalanche lifted the Cup Sunday night. “We would have had half our minor-league team playing if it was the regular season.”
TAMPA, FL
The Laker/Lutz News

Toni Hedstrom Gets Creative for Buyers and Sellers

Toni Hedstrom, a Lutz resident for 13 years and real estate agent for Compass Realty, is always looking to be creative, and get buyers and sellers the best deal possible. Luckily, Compass Realty offers a lot of programs that not only are helpful for Hedstrom as an agent, but also for people looking to buy and sell a home.
LUTZ, FL
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It’s ‘the inflation you’re not supposed to see’

Tampa Bay’s inflation rate paced the nation’s again in May – and in addition to rapidly increasing prices on goods, experts are now warning consumers to keep a keen eye on the volumes and sizes of their favorite products. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
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Buccaneers three biggest questions for their “all-in” year

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it no secret that they are going all in. With that being the case, what are the season-defining question marks for the 2022 Buccaneers?. The 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to rewind time to their 2020 success, and make a Super Bowl run in what could potentially be Tom Brady’s last season (either in general or just in Tampa as he would be set to become a free agent next year if he decided to play again). There was so much chaos this past offseason, with Brady retiring, then rumors swirling of him attempting to jump ship to Miami, before unretiring and committing to this year in Tampa. Coupling that with veteran departures like Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jordan Whitehead, and Rob Gronkowski, this year’s iteration of the Buccaneers will surely look different.
TAMPA, FL
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SB Nation Reacts: Majority of Buccaneers fans agree on quarterback, tight end decisions

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Lightning reveal long list of playoff injuries

The Tampa Bay Lightning's third straight run to the Stanley Cup Final took quite the physical toll on their players. General manager Julien BriseBois revealed the long list of injuries that players played through during the playoffs, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith. Brayden Point suffered a "significant" quad tear...
TAMPA, FL

Buccaneers are right to not rush and settle on signing veteran tight end

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Rob Gronkowski, but that doesn’t mean the Buccaneers need to be hasty and rush to try and replace him in a panic. In the NFL-crazed world we find ourselves #thriving in, we have an insatiable thirst for anything football during the offseason. That’s especially true during the dog days of summer. When Rob Gronkowski decided he was hanging up the cleats for good this time (we think), it naturally sent the NFL, but more specifically the Tampa Bay Buccaneers community into a frenzy. All of that pent-up excitement and emotion that was to be saved for the regular season was let loose.
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