July 19th, 2015 In Lightning Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

It has been said that youth will not endure. So, when talk arises about the Tampa Bay Lightning at the precipice of a Stanley Cup contending window, time is of the essence. Looking at the present off-season of the Chicago Blackhawks, it is inevitable that personnel changes are a challenge that must be met. Assuming the probable roster moves, it...

July 17th, 2015 In Lightning Transactions, News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov and defenseman Luke Witkowski to one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced on Friday evening. Both players were restricted free agents and will still be restricted free agents when their contracts expire. Namestnikov's contract is worth $874,125 at the NHL level and $70K...

July 17th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Steven Stamkos contract saga seems to have taken on a life of it’s own recently and the Tampa Bay Lightning faithful are getting anxious. Especially considering the rumors that the Toronto Maple Leafs may be gearing up for a run at the super star. What’s the delay in getting a deal completed? Why aren’t both parties participating in more...

July 15th, 2015 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

On February 5, 2010, the NHL approved the sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning from a partnership known as OK Hockey to a former hedge fund manager by the name of Jeffrey Vinik. The sale price was reported to be approximately $170 million. In his first press conference as new owner of the Lightning, Vinik said “I will do everything in my power...

July 13th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Steve Stamkos was born in just outside of Toronto and so with his pending unrestricted free-agency, many have indulged in the fantasy of him coming home to play for the Leafs. The thinking, as outlined recently by The Hockey Writers' Jeff Langridge, is that with a rash of recent short-term deals, the Leafs could be preparing to take a run at...

July 11th, 2015 In NHL Goaltending, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

During his rookie season, Andrei Vasilevskiy gained significant experience playing well during the regular season and the playoffs, where he had to step in for Lightning starting goalie Ben Bishop who was playing the playoffs through an injury. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website Business Gazeta,...

July 10th, 2015 In Lightning History, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

For the second straight year, I feel compelled to write about what I consider a glaring omission in the Hockey Hall of Fame entrants. Don’t misunderstand, the players that gained entry into the HHOF this year are all worthy. Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Phil Housley and Chris Pronger all deserved this highest honor for their playing...

July 9th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

(This is a guest post from Cynthia Plunkett of Give & Grub Food Truck) The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished a lot this season, applying a high level of skillfulness to their game while getting Tampa hockey fans all riled up. Their demeanor on the ice has not only proven they have what it takes to be an elite NHL franchise, but...

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