June 28th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning fans should heed the recent news out of Nashville regarding the new contract the Predators struck with Filip Forsberg. The six-year, $36 million deal is a good barometer of what Nikita Kucherov should be looking for from the Lightning. Being a restricted free agent as Forsberg was, Kucherov is waiting for his new deal from...

June 27th, 2016 In Lightning Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

The NHL draft weekend is the epicenter of NHL rumors. As Tampa Bay Lightning GM, Steve Yzerman struggles to make personnel decisions to fit under the expected salary cap for the upcoming season, his team already leads the league in rumors. One of the most prevalent tales has the Lightning rumored to be trading their number one goalie, Ben...

June 26th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Lightning History, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

It became official this week. Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain, Vinny Lecavalier announced his retirement from the NHL. He played in 1,212 games and scored 421 goals and had 949 total points and in addition to the Lightning, suited up for the Philadelphia Flyers before ending his career in Los Angeles with the Kings. For many Lightning fans,...

June 24th, 2016 In News, NHL Entry Draft, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

With the twenty-seventh pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Tampa Bay Lightning have selected Brett Howden from the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. About Brett Howden Brett Howden completed his second full year of major junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL in 2015-16. During that season, Howden, a 6'3", 190 lb....

June 24th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

According to a report from TVA's Renaud Lavoie, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has found himself in some hot water with the league for the second offseason in a row. Last summer the league essentially subtweeted Benning in an email reminding general managers of the rules on entry-level contracts after Benning attempted to sign...

June 23rd, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced this week that top-six forward Ryan Callahan will miss at least five months after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip. Not only will that adversely impact his offseason training, but Callahan will no longer be a part of the Team USA roster at the World Cup of Hockey. Callahan put up...

June 21st, 2016 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

With under two weeks to go until July 1st – the official start of the free agency period in the NHL – Steve Yzerman’s comments on Monday about the Steven Stamkos contract situation have officially shed light on the fact that time is now of the essence. Whether Stamkos is staying or going, Father Time will force each side’s hand...

June 16th, 2016 In Lightning History, Long Read, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

During the Tampa Bay Lightning's 24-year history in the National Hockey League, the franchise has made some memorable (and not so memorable) selections in the NHL Entry Draft. Of the 217 players chosen by the franchise over the course of 24 entry drafts -- not counting three players chosen in the now defunct Supplemental Draft -- just 79 of those,...

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