View Full Version : Together again

07-12-2012, 10:28
Of those affected by the Tampa Bay Lightning’s signing of free agent defenseman Matt Carle, perhaps none was more excited than Bolts forward Nate Thompson.

That’s because the two share a special bond from their childhood days growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, so while no one is expected to be caught off guard when each finishes their checks this season, forgive the pair if they start finishing each other’s sentences.

“We’ve been on the same team every year since we were six years old,” Thompson said. “It’s only fitting that we would be joined again as teammates in the NHL.”

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