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Dotchin’s Compete Should Equal NHL Success

Dotchin’s Compete Should Equal NHL Success

July 10th, 2017 Much like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde’s recent two-year contract extension, defenseman Jake Dotchin’s recent success has earned him his own two-year, one-way extension. The deal carries an $812,500 average annual value (AAV) meaning that despite his success in 35 games last season,...
Lightning Create More Defensive Questions

Lightning Create More Defensive Questions

July 6th, 2017 Heading into the 2016-17 season, it looked like the Tampa Bay Lightning had assembled the best stable of defensemen for the franchise in the last decade. The team that had struggled defensively for years had a mixture of youth, veteran experience, and high-end talent highlighted by a blooming...

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Cal Looks to Leave His Own Foote-Prints in the NHL

With their first pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Callan Foote at 14th overall, the son of former defenseman Adam who won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, played in over 1,000 NHL games and was a captain with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The younger... June 27th, 2017

Lightning Prospect Ben Thomas

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone and the Tampa Bay Lightning selected six players to fill their prospect ranks. While most, if not all, of those six players will not be making their NHL debut next season, one Lightning prospect who has a very strong chance to make his is defenseman Ben... June 27th, 2017

Get To Know Alexander Volkov

One of the biggest surprises of the draft was the second-round pick spent on 20-year-old Alexander Volkov by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The native of Moscow, Russia, didn't have much exposure last year because of an injury but he also played very well in the Canada-Russia series last November. In... June 26th, 2017

Shattenkirk Fits With Lightning on Short-Term Deal

The window for NHL teams to reach out to unrestricted free agents-to-be began at midnight on Sunday and as expected, the Washington Capitals' Kevin Shattenkirk is receiving attention early in the process. The 28-year-old veteran is the best defenseman available in the free agent pool and the... June 26th, 2017

2017 NHL Draft: Lightning Pick Callan Foote #14 Overall

With the 14th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Tampa Bay Lightning Have Selected Callan Foote From the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL. About Callan Foote The son of NHL star Adam Foote, Callan Foote looks to follow in his father's footsteps as he gets his career started in Tampa Bay with the... June 23rd, 2017

Lightning Struggle with 1st Round Picks

There’s no such thing as a sure pick at the NHL draft. No matter the caliber of the prospect, anything can happen from draft night throughout the player's career. Injury or poor developmental channels can stop even the best prospects from reaching their potential. There is an expectation that... June 22nd, 2017