Nikita Kucherov locked in to eight-year extension by Tampa Bay Lightning

Herrejon: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov “86-ing” the league

Not sure where the term “86” originated. We all know it means to do away with something. “I’m going to 86 this project” or “I’m going to 86 this guy right out of my store”.
In today’s NHL, the term 86 is taking on a whole new meaning. Mainly, because Nikita Kucherov wears the number 86 and he is leading the high powered offense of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kucherov scored a goal in each of the team’s first seven games. Only three players in the history of the NHL had longer streaks to open the season -
Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy, three of the best scorers in the history of t...


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