September 8th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

It's no secret that the hockey world thinks that Edmonton Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid is a unique prospect. The 18-year old has been touted as the next Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, just to name a few. And while the comparisons to past and current players is a high honor, what Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos...

September 8th, 2015 In Commentary, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

As expected, the Steven Stamkos trade rumors are continuing to escalate as time advances with no contract in place. With that, the ensuing panic of Lightning fans is closely following. It's still early and I stand firm in believing that a deal will be completed sooner rather than later but is it officially time to panic? Can we make sense out of...

September 8th, 2015 In Lightning Goaltending, Lightning Transactions, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Goaltender Ray Emery and forward Ryan Martindale will be heading to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp on professional tryout contracts (PTOs), according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. We speculated last week that Emery may make sense as a PTO candidate for Tampa Bay after they learned that goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss 2-3...

September 8th, 2015 In Lightning Prospects, Prospects, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Lightning Has Already Struck At first glance, the Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Top 10 List is not overly impressive. Digging a little deeper, Lightning faithful are not that concerned. The Bolts have some of the best young talent in the league with 12 already on the big club that are 25 and under....

September 8th, 2015 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

One of the biggest stories entering the season may be the pending fate of Steven Stamkos. One of the league's most prolific goal-scorers is set to be an unrestricted free agent next summer and could command a massive contract, particularly if he tests free agency. While Steve Yzerman entered the offseason saying that signing Stamkos was his...

September 7th, 2015 In Advanced Stats, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Steven Stamkos is a bit of an anomaly in the hockey world. He's a former 60-goal scorer that has also notched a 50-goal season and two separate campaigns in the mid-40s. That kind of production is nearly impossible to find outside of the top-tier scorers in today's NHL. Yet, despite his ability to pile up goals at alarming rates, Stamkos is...

September 7th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy underwent vascular surgery on Thursday, September 3 to remove a blood clot from the vicinity of his left collarbone and treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome according to an official report at the Lightning’s website. He's expected to miss at least 2-3 months. The news came as a...

September 5th, 2015 In Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning experienced some bad news this week as backup goaltender, Andrei Vasilevskiy, had surgery this past Thursday to remove a blood clot near his left collarbone. Obviously, this is a setback for Vasilevskiy and his personal growth as an NHL goalie. It is also a potential obstacle for the franchise. Ben Bishop is firmly...

September 5th, 2015 In Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

This entire article is going to be based off of hypotheticals and projections, but sometimes those are the most fun things to read and write. What if? These are the questions we spend our late sleepless nights thinking about. What if this happened? What if this didn't happen? How would things change and what would be different. Well in the case of...

September 4th, 2015 In Free Agents, Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

With Friday's news that Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss the next two-three months following surgery to remove a blood clot, the Lightning are going to need to figure out their goaltending situation soon. Training camp is almost here and it's not entirely clear who steps up to back-up starter Ben Bishop in Vasilevskiy's absence. GM Steve Yzerman...

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

Tyler Johnson, who broke out as a star of the 2015 playoffs, will be ready to go when the Tampa Bay Lightning's training camp opens this month, according to GM Steve Yzerman, as told to The Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith. Johnson suffered a broken right wrist during the playoffs, which he played through, but his incredible production rate trailed...

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