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Lauren Burg
Works at Clearwater Library System
Attended University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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<p>What a whirlwind this season has been for Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Kristers Gudlevskis. Less than two months removed from nearly upsetting powerhouse Canada in the 2014 Olympics, the Latvian native made history Friday night, becoming the first player to […]</p>
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<p>From bad passes to turnovers and even an untimely penalty late, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked nothing like the team that turned in an inspired, playoff-clinching performance just 48 hours ago in Thursday night’s 4-1 loss to the struggling Calgary […]</p>
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<p>The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off their first pointless game since March 6, losing 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings Sunday evening. It doesn’t matter much though, as they begin a season high-tying six game homestand Tuesday night against […]</p>
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Three months after suffering a broken right tibia, Steven Stamkos has a return date in mind. It looks to be this Saturday Feb. 8.
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Already without one key player to their success, the Tampa Bay Lightning could face another potential blow in their quest for a playoff spot.
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<p>With the NHL playoffs about a week away, most of the sports media is busy predicting who they think has the best chance of raising hockey’s most coveted trophy, the Stanley Cup, come June. You hear juggernauts like the Boston […]</p>
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<p>Heading into the 2013-14 season next to no one expected the Tampa Bay Lightning to make the postseason. When Steven Stamkos broke his right tibia Nov 11 in Boston, an injury that cost him four months and a chance to […]</p>
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting tons of contributions from young players, especially Ondrej Palat who's already having an unbelievable rookie season.
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Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper has his team hanging tough despite a slew of key injuries. As a result, he should be considered for the NHL's Jack Adams (Coach of the Year) award.
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Part-time Library Page at Clearwater East Library and Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL Writer for RantSports.com.
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Blogging, Editing, Social Media, Sports Writing, Shelving Books & DVDs
Employment
  • Clearwater Library System
    Library Page, 2011 - present
  • Rant Sports
    Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL Contributor, 2012 - present
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Clearwater, FL
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28-year-old 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 I still work for them today.
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