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...

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,...

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