October 30th, 2015 In Lightning History, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Unlike the Original Six of the NHL, most current franchises don’t have the longevity to have meaningful generational arguments about who were the all-time best players for the team. In the case of the Tampa Bay Lightning, a franchise that has only been around since 1992 there have been many forgettable players. In the twenty-three years of...

October 28th, 2015 In Injury Report, Lightning Goaltending, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment, the team announced on Wednesday. Vasilevskiy was sidelined prior to the start of the season with a blood clot that required surgery. He was tagged to be the number two in Tampa and his...

October 28th, 2015 In Lightning History, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Last week the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that John Tortorella was hired to replace coach Todd Richards after the team began the new season losing their first seven games. The news was felt all the way to the Tampa Bay area. Thoughts of 2004 permeated the local sports radio talk. Can it already be eleven years since Tortorella led a...

October 24th, 2015 In Lightning Goaltending, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

In corresponding moves the Tampa Bay Lightning have waived former New York Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin, according to Renaud Lavoie, and they've recalled Kristers Gudlevskis from the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, who will get the start in Saturday's Stanley Cup rematch against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Lightning claimed Poulin off waivers...

October 23rd, 2015 In Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

When dealing with professional sports, there is simply never a dull moment. Take hockey, for example. When the season is on, there is constantly some sort of news to discuss, whether it is on the ice or off it. In today's column, we'll explore the Stamkos trade rumours, the always interesting Toronto Maple Leafs, and preview some top 2016 draft...

October 20th, 2015 In Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

In each of the last two seasons, goalie Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning has started over 60 games for the team. During this same time span, Bishop has won over 30 games in each season. During last Saturday’s victory over the Buffalo Sabres, Bishop ran his career win total to 84 victories surpassing Nikolai Khabibulin as the all-time...

October 17th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

It's early yet, but the first indications of what the Tampa Bay Lightning will be able to expect out of their primary free agent acquisition from this offseason are highly encouraging. Erik Condra, a 29-year-old right winger brought in from the Ottawa Senators, was seen as a necessary depth piece to provide stability to Tampa Bay's right wing...

October 15th, 2015 In Lightning Prospects, Syracuse Crunch, Top Stories 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assembled quite the collection of talent at the goaltender position over the past few years with the additions of Ben Bishop (2013 trade), Andrei Vasilevskiy (2012 NHL Draft), Kristers Gudlevskis (2013 NHL Draft) and Kevin Poulin (2015 waivers). With Vasilevskiy missing at least the first month of the season after...

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