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...

July 2nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is taking care of business this summer. Not only has he had a couple of RFAs put ink to paper (including Andrei Vasilevskiy on Friday), he brought Steven Stamkos back on an eight-year extension, the maximum term on a re-signing. Friday, he locked defenseman Victor Hedman into an eight-year...

July 1st, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is taking care of business this summer. Not only has he had a couple RFAs put ink to paper, he has brought Steven Stamkos back on an eight-year deal and, according to reports Friday, he's locked in defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year contract extension. Hedman, the team's top defender,...

June 30th, 2016 In Lightning Transactions, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

With just under two days before the start of the NHL’s free agency period, Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman ended their silence and the hockey world listened. On Wednesday, Yzerman announced that the team had come to terms on an 8-year, $68 million contract to keep the team’s captain in Tampa Bay. The...

June 30th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

This is the story of one Steven Stamkos. For a brief shining moment this week, fans in various NHL cities were allowing themselves to think what their team would look like with this particular free agent. Stamkos' agent and advisors were able to speak with all 30 NHL teams this week to gauge any mutual interest. Toronto was the suitor with the...

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