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Tampa Bay Lightning

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The Resume

    (1992- )
    Located in Tampa Bay, Florida
    Play at Amalie Arena
    Two retired numbers: Vincent Lecavalier's #4 and Martin St. Louis' #26
    Three Stanley Cup championships (2004, 2020 2021)

Why they might be annoying:

    They won 17 games during the 1997-98 season.
    Their inception as a team can be attributed to the expansion-crazy movement of the 1990's.
    Hulk Hogan got the crowd riled up for most of their 2003-04 season by yelling into a microphone, ripping his shirt off and 'flexing' his muscles.
    Fans sported signs that read 'Calgary Flamers' while the Lighting played the Flames in the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals.
    They were actually co-founded by the Japanese mafia, after a local group backed out of the deal with the Esposito brothers.
    They used their team nickname 'Bolts' on a third jersey.
    Their fanbase is fickle and will come out in droves when the team is winning.
    They played at Expo Hall and Tropicana Field, while waiting for Amalie Arena to be built.
    They assembled some of the worst teams in the late 1990's as a result of their ownership and financial issues.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They are the first team in the four major sports to allow a female, Manon Rheaume, to play in a game.
    They developed a strong following in the Central Florida region in the years following their Stanley Cup championship.
    They were nicknamed the Lightning as the Tampa Bay region is considered the thunderstorm capital of North America.
    They are the first 1990's Sun Belt expansion team to win the Stanley Cup.
    They went from a laughingstock to a respectable franchise following their 1999 ownership transfer.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 143 Votes: 56.64% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 210 Votes: 50.95% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 70 Votes: 44.29% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 142 Votes: 64.79% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 400 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 64 Votes: 73.44% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 115 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 243 Votes: 67.49% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1104 Votes: 68.48% Annoying