Lightning celebrate 10-year anniversary of Stanley Cup win - FOX 13 News

Lightning celebrate 10-year anniversary of Stanley Cup win

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It's been 10 years since the Tampa Bay Lightning's crowning moment and the memories are still vivid.

Memories that continue to live on with a championship team that's sharing their special moments of the past with the Lightning's future.

"Just the camaraderie, the stories," said Jon Cooper. "What everybody remembers. It's been 10-years and they're telling stories like it was yesterday."

"For our guys to get involved and to listen to stories that these guys tell... I think it just makes you hungrier."

Most of the current Lightning players were just kids when the Bolts won the Cup and they're hard pressed to remember even where they were in 2004.

"I do not remember 10 years ago, to be honest," said Ben Bishop, who was 16. "No, I don't remember, sorry."

Half of the Stanley Cup team has returned for the anniversary, including the head coach John Tortorella [Vancouver Canucks], who seemed to enjoy talking about the pinnacle of his career.

"Where it changed me is just knowing how difficult it is to do," Tortorella said. "I've been involved in the game a long time since then. It's given me more opportunity."

While there are no players left over from that Stanley Cup team, there are still a few member in the Lightning's organization that were part of it.

Including Lightning broadcaster Bobby "the Chief" Taylor, who broadcast Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Championship at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He had a perfect view and perspective of why this team was a champion.

"That team was so close, they went to bat for everybody," Taylor said. "Nobody 'big timed' anybody. Whoever scored or whoever played. If you played five minutes or played 25 minutes, you were the same and regarded the same."

Tonight, it's time to raise the Cup one more time.

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