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...

August 10th, 2016 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have approximately $6.59 million in cap space as of today, and if I'm Steve Yzerman I'm sitting in my office every day contemplating giving Kucherov $6-6.5 million of that hit before the season begins. In fact, as the days get closer and closer to the start of the 2016-17 season the more Yzerman's hand is forced to offer...

August 3rd, 2016 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The buzz created when the Tampa Bay Lightning signed free agent forward Cory Conacher to a one-year contract earlier this summer has been hard to ignore, but a look at his life on and off the ice makes it easy to understand. The 26-year-old played just 35 games in a Lightning uniform during the 2012-13 season before being part of arguably the...

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...

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