October 4th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The 2015-16 season will be the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 20th in the National Hockey League.  It’s true. The team was established in 1992 and, well, do the math from there; here’s the part where you feel old. You recall the Bolts’ first moment of real relevance in drafting supposed-stud Vincent Lecavalier. But we digress. The Lightning...

September 27th, 2015 In Islanders Goaltending, Lightning Goaltending, New York Islanders, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

With Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss all but locked into the NHL lineup, it's not surprising that the Islanders waived goaltender Kevin Poulin to get him ice time with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the American League. But plans change quickly. The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed Poulin off waivers, according to Newsday's Arthur...

September 26th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

Last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the unexpected powerhouse teams in the Eastern Conference, leading the NHL in goals scored and finishing second in their division. On the backs of breakout seasons from their "Triplets Line", the team made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, dispatching teams backstopped by Carey Price and Henrik...

September 8th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

It's no secret that the hockey world thinks that Edmonton Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid is a unique prospect. The 18-year old has been touted as the next Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, just to name a few. And while the comparisons to past and current players is a high honor, what Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos...

September 8th, 2015 In Commentary, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

As expected, the Steven Stamkos trade rumors are continuing to escalate as time advances with no contract in place. With that, the ensuing panic of Lightning fans is closely following. It's still early and I stand firm in believing that a deal will be completed sooner rather than later but is it officially time to panic? Can we make sense out of...

September 8th, 2015 In Lightning Goaltending, Lightning Transactions, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Goaltender Ray Emery and forward Ryan Martindale will be heading to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp on professional tryout contracts (PTOs), according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. We speculated last week that Emery may make sense as a PTO candidate for Tampa Bay after they learned that goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss 2-3...

September 8th, 2015 In Lightning Prospects, Prospects, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Lightning Has Already Struck At first glance, the Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Top 10 List is not overly impressive. Digging a little deeper, Lightning faithful are not that concerned. The Bolts have some of the best young talent in the league with 12 already on the big club that are 25 and under....

September 8th, 2015 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

One of the biggest stories entering the season may be the pending fate of Steven Stamkos. One of the league's most prolific goal-scorers is set to be an unrestricted free agent next summer and could command a massive contract, particularly if he tests free agency. While Steve Yzerman entered the offseason saying that signing Stamkos was his...

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