July 28th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

With Wednesday's announcement that the Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov to a two-year contract, general manager Steve Yzerman's immediate focus now turns to forward Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov and defenseman Nikita Nesterov are the team's only restricted free agents that remain unsigned heading into the 2016-17 season....

July 26th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

According to Craig Custance of ESPN, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vladislav Namestnikov have agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will pay the 23-year-old $1.9375 million per season. The Lightning and Namestnikov were previously slated to negotiate through the NHL's arbitration process, but both sides were able to reach a deal that...

July 25th, 2016 In Lightning Goaltending, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is set to make his return to the ice on Tuesday for the first time this offseason since suffering an injury during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs reported ESPN's Joe McDonald on Monday. MacDonald reported that Bishop spent the first half of the summer rehabilitating a high-ankle and shin sprain he...

July 25th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turned 22 on Monday, but in hockey years he is far older. Despite backing up two-time Vezina trophy finalist Ben Bishop the past two seasons, Vasilevskiy has grown up quickly during deep playoff runs for the Lightning. After signing a three-year, $10.5 million extension on July 1 and with Bishop...

July 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Tampa Bay Lightning, World Cup 0 comments

When Ben Bishop suits up for the Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey in September, he will be doing so in style. The veteran goaltender revealed the mask that he will wear for the tournament on Twitter, and it's definitely one of the more interesting masks out there. https://twitter.com/Benbishop30/status/756887001249361920 When Bishop laces...

July 20th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

As the last remaining seconds ticked off of the clock in Game 7 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Final, so too did the Tampa Bay Lightning’s hope of returning to the Stanley Cup Final for a second straight year. The end of the team’s on-ice pursuit brought about the beginning of another for it off of the ice. This summer marked a pivotal point...

July 18th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, World Cup 0 comments

On Monday, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation announced that Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov will replace Slava Voynov on Team Russia's roster at this year's World Cup of Hockey tournament. The announcement came just hours after the Federation publicly acknowledged Voynov's ineligibility at the event for the first time. Congrats,...

July 13th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

On Wednesday, Tampa Bay Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced that Cory Conacher signed a one-year, one-way contract with the team worth $575,000. Welcome back, @conhockey19! We’ve signed Cory Conacher to a one-year, one-way contract. 📝: https://t.co/OdrHUqEGkG pic.twitter.com/Ktfn8FzdhY — Tampa Bay...

July 12th, 2016 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Being an NHL general manager is a full-time job, but Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is working overtime this summer. Earlier this off-season, Yzerman was able to ink Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy to contract extensions. For many GMs, locking in those three players in less than 72 hours would mark the beginning of a...

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