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Lauren Burg
Works at Bolts by the Bay
Attended University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Lives in Clearwater, FL
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The Tampa Bay Lightning fan support extends beyond Amalie Arena ice.
What a difference one year can make. This time last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were exactly ...
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I take a closer look at the 10 Best Moments of 2014 for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
2014 was an up-and-down year for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They faced triumph and heartbreak, success...
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have released their new third jerseys, ones that combine their championship days of the past with the present. I give my take here.
Winning. That's my first thought after seeing the Tampa Bay Lightning's new third jersey, reveale...
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The Tampa Bay Lightning showed just how bright their future is in Thursday night's close 1-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.
In the first roadtrip of this preseason, the Tampa Bay Lightning gave themselves a chance but ended up falling, 1-0 to the Nashville Predators Thursday night. Kristers Gudlevskis made his case for earning the Syracuse Crunch’s No. 1 goaltender job, allowing just the single goal to a Predators lineup that had nearly 6,000 games of […]
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The Tampa Bay Lightning face very high expectations heading into the upcoming 2014-15' season. I take a closer look at what those could mean in the long run.
It's that time of year again. Rookie camp is practically over, training camp's beginning fairly soon...
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Jonathan Drouin has quite an opportunity awaiting him. Will he take full advantage of it? http://www.hookedonhockeymagazine.com/opportunity-awaits-jonathan-drouin/
With the offseason down to its final days, many prospects are sizing up their chances of making an N...
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The "Bolts By The Bay" staff weighs in on ways to fix the Tampa Bay Lightning power play.
It’s that time again. Bolts By The Bay is pleased to present another edition of our Writers Round Table. This week’s topic centers around the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s much-maligned power play. Each and every week, the Bolts By The Bay Staff is asked a question–some interesting, some serious–and the writers submit their answers for you […]
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The Tampa Bay Lightning played an extremely sloppy game Monday night, resulting in a loss to the previously winless Edmonton Oilers.
The Tampa Bay Lightning played sloppier than usual Monday night, and the result was a 3-2 loss to the previously winless Edmonton Oilers. After playing their way to a scoreless tie through 20 minutes, the Tampa Bay Lightning struck first when Brian Boyle‘s intended pass ended up behind Oilers netminder Ben Scrivens early in period […]
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Anton Stralman is making quite an impact early with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
As first impressions go, Anton Stralman made an outstanding one in his Tampa Bay Lightning debut. Hi...
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Andrei Vasilevskiy gave the Lightning a glimpse of what to expect in the future during Tuesday nights preseason opener.
After years of goaltending futility, the Tampa Bay Lightning look to finally have some wealth at arg...
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Brett Connolly has struggled to make the Tampa Bay Lightning roster in recent seasons. With more spots available, will this be the year he finally breaks through?
Brett Connolly has been given numerous chances to crack the Tampa Bay Lightning roster over the years, but sticking around’s proven more difficult for the former first round draft pick. This is the time all of that needs to change, as the highly touted prospects fallen short of expectations thus far. With the Lightning cutting […]
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The dog days of August continue on, and for us Floridians they're sweltering hot. We long to see our...
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In her circles
146 people
Have her in circles
382 people
Thiel Arizona's profile photo
Mark ODonnell's profile photo
Connor Muldowney's profile photo
Kim Brown's profile photo
Cactus Sucker's profile photo
Lovee Lampp's profile photo
Retro Street's profile photo
brent verdetto's profile photo
Gareth Hinton's profile photo
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Occupation
Part-time Library Page at Clearwater East Library, Tampa Bay Lightning Female Contributor for Hooked on Hockey Magazine and Staff Writer for Fansided's Lightning site "Bolts by the Bay"
Skills
Blogging, Editing, Social Media, Sports Writing, Shelving Books & DVDs
Employment
  • Bolts by the Bay
    Staff Writer, 2014 - present
  • Hooked On Hockey Magazine
    Tampa Bay Lightning Female Contributor, 2014 - present
  • Clearwater Library System
    Library Page, 2011 - present
  • Rant Sports
    Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL Contributor, 2012 - 2014
  • Too Many Men on the Site-Fansided.com
    Staff Writer, 2014 - 2014
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Currently
Clearwater, FL
Story
Tagline
Aspiring Sports Journalist
Introduction
My name is Lauren Burg and I'm a writer and photographer. Since I was little, sports have been a wonderful outlet for me to escape the stresses of everyday life. I grew up in a football family, always rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, USF Bulls and Auburn Tigers. Then, in 2004, I watched the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup run. Following the 2004-05' lockout I attended my first game, and instantly became hooked. Hockey remains a major part of my life, though I also recently became a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. I started out wanting to be an author, finding writing to be another outlet for my feelings. Since then, beginning in earnest when I became a hockey fan in April 2004, I realized that everyone has some sort of story to tell. This includes athletes. In order to get their story out, they need the help of writers and photographers who will tell it in a way that's compelling to readers. I first got the chance to write for publication in high school, beginning as a Staff Writer before becoming Sports Editor. I was also offered an opportunity to cover high school athletics for the Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times) in Aug. 2007, and instantly accepted. That turned out to be a great thing, as it helped me transform my writing from good to great which opened the door to a number of other amazing opportunities. For that, I'm eternally grateful.
Bragging rights
Graduated college, Working Part-Time, January Blogger of the Month for RantSports.com
Education
  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    Journalism, 2006 - 2009
  • St. Petersburg College
    Associates Degree, 2003 - 2006
  • Largo High School
    1999 - 2003
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Female