September 4th, 2015 In Injury Report, Lightning Goaltending, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Young Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss 2-3 months after having vascular surgery to remove blood clot, the team announced on Friday. The team explained the procedure in a release, saying the surgery was "to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet...

September 3rd, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

In a salary cap world, it can make all the difference in the world to have a player or two who vastly outperforms their cap hit. That can be a part of the difficult balance a team must strike to have the roster depth and high-level talent it takes to make a run at the Cup. So we undertake looking at the 15 best contracts* entering the 2015-16...

September 3rd, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

September is officially among us, meaning the countdown to hockey has begun, especially with Labor Day weekend fast approaching.  The aforementioned holiday is a clear sign NHL training camps are in the near future, immediately followed by preseason games. The Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators are scheduled to kickoff the preseason...

August 30th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Taking the NHL world by storm last season, Tampa Bay Lighting’s triplets line of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat was the most productive line during regular season play. No easy task for any trio but notable because the triplets consisted of two 24 year olds and a 21-year-old. They weren’t even a line at the beginning of...

August 27th, 2015 In Free Agents, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The 2015-2016 season is fast-approaching with the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs set to kickoff the new campaign, but the spotlight is already directed towards the 2016 offseason. Describing the list of potential unrestricted free agents as star-studded is an understatement. The list features the NHL's top players and perennial...

August 21st, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Tuesday that they had signed Brad Lauer as an Assistant Coach to Jon Cooper. With the Lightning's power play in need of a boost after finishing in the middle of the pack last season, many expected another PP voice to join Tampa's coaching staff. But, is Lauer the right man for the job? On the surface, this...

August 18th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning are facing a major cap crunch after this coming season, and it poses a major problem in signing Nikita Kucherov. I visited a similar topic a few weeks ago regarding how the team can re-sign Steven Stamkos and the likely cap casualties that will occur, and the conversations around Stamkos have dominated the summer. However,...

August 14th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning will face one of the toughest tasks in all of sports this coming season and that's making a repeat trip to the Stanley Cup Final after losing in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks in June. Can they make another run? Sure. They're still built for it with essentially the same team as 2014-15, but there are multiple reasons...

August 11th, 2015 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning and their regional television partner, Sun Sports Florida, have named former NBC and NBCSN NHL Analyst, Brian Engblom as their new color analyst for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Engblom replaces Bobby “The Chief” Taylor who moves to the studio for pre-game, post-game and intermission analysis. Taylor joins former...

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