September 16th, 2017Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be looking to bounce back this season after tearing his lateral meniscus in a game against the Detroit Red Wings last November. This was a detrimental loss for the Bolts, as it became the third time in his career that the captain suffered a...
September 15th, 2017It's time for hockey fans and analysts to start coming up with their preseason predictions for the 2017-18 campaign. One of the most notable trophies handed out following every season is the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's best defenseman.
For the modern-day hockey fan, names such as Erik...
When Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced defenseman Dan Girardi's two-year, $6 million deal on July 1, some people questioned the deal.
The Lightning were just more than a couple of weeks removed from trading Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadiens for one of the top...July 31st, 2017
When I told my uncle that I was going to be writing about the Tampa Bay Lightning online, he was ecstatic. Not as much about the writing part, but more so the Lightning. Even though I knew Tampa had a loaded team under GM Steve Yzerman, I was pretty confused. My uncle is a lifelong Bruins fan,...July 29th, 2017
When Steve Yzerman took over the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, the organization had one of the weakest prospect pools in the NHL. Since then Yzerman and company have placed a focus on building a strong prospect pool that could support the franchise as cornerstone players were lost due to money, age...July 12th, 2017
The Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Tyler Johnson have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension worth $35 million, the team announced Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $5 million annually and will keep Johnson locked up until he's 33 years old. Johnson has been a mainstay in the...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,...July 10th, 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...July 6th, 2017