September 10th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning, World Cup 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning are sending an NHL-leading dozen players to Toronto to compete in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey being held for the first time since 2004. The tournament’s exhibition schedule opened on Thursday, with games in Canada, Finland and Russia. Preliminary tournament games will begin on Sept. 17 and the finals are set to conclude...

September 8th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

According to reports out of Russia, Nikita Kucherov has received a contract offer from CSKA Moscow of the KHL, though the two parties are not engaged in ongoing talks. https://twitter.com/IgorEronko/status/773921640317120512 Kucherov is a restricted free agent and the final item on Tampa Bay's extensive offseason laundry list. After a very...

September 6th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning lead all NHL teams with 12 participants at this year’s World Cup of Hockey, taking place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The tournament is being held for the first time since 2004 and with a deep playoff run for the Lightning this past postseason, some players will be entering the...

September 5th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, World Cup 0 comments

While Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are working on a new contract, Kucherov is also preparing for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. When talking to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com, Kucherov made it clear that he would be representing his country; whether he has a new contract or not. "I have a chance to play for Team Russia against the...

September 4th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Ben Bishop was close to becoming a member of the Calgary Flames, per the Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender. When talking with Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times at the NHL Draft, Bishop mentioned that he and his representatives were in discussions for a potential contract extension for the veteran netminder. Bishop also mentioned that the extension...

August 31st, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is still recovering from right hip surgery but expects to return to the team by mid-November, reported the Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith on Tuesday. Callahan underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip on June 21. When news about the surgery broke, his recovery time was estimated at five...

August 19th, 2016 In Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Larger goalies are becoming evidently more prominent in today’s NHL and people have unsurprisingly taken notice. This group of people includes hockey legend Scotty Bowman, who views the transition as a problem in regard to league scoring, stating, “the goal is too small, and the goalies are too big”. Well, I think it’s safe to say that...

August 18th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

If you ask Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, the best is yet to come for Jonathan Drouin. "Jonathan Drouin always had the talent, he just had to find his way through the mental aspect of the game. When he figured that, the sky became the limit for this kid," Cooper told NHL.com's Dan Rosen. "I think if this was a situation where we...

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