Found June 30, 2012 on
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By Andrew Levengood (@bednarik602)
In the 2012 offseason the only certain thing for the Tampa bay Lightning was that they had to acquire a goaltender, and before the draft or free agency started they sent backup goaltender Sebastian Caron, and two second round picks from this year’s draft and a third round choice in the 2013 draft to the Nashville Predators for Anders Lindback, Kyle Wilson, and a seventh round pick in this year’s draft. Acquiring Lindback is the key to the entire offseason for the Bolts. His acquisition gives them a young goalie with a very high ceiling to replace the rag tag group of veteran goalies that they played last season that registered the league worst 3.39 goals against average.
In the 2012 entry draft the Lightning used their two first round selections on defenseman Slater Koekkoek and goalie Andrei Vasilevski. Though these two players will not likely see any NHL time this season they depicted some of what Gene...
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TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Benoit Pouliot to a one-year, one-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Pouliot was acquired from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Michel Ouellet and their fifth round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on June 23.
Pouliot, 25, played in 74 games with the Boston Bruins...
The Tampa Bay Lightning reached a two-year agreement with free-agent defenseman Sami Salo that will pay him $3.75 million per year, NHL.com reported. Salo, who turns 38 in September, has missed an average of 24 games a year since the 2004-05 season because of injuries. He just completed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Salo had nine goals and 16...
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed former Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo to a two-year contract.
General manager Steve Yzerman announced a two-year agreement with the 37-year-old free agent on Sunday night. Salo spent the past nine seasons with the Canucks and has appeared in 761 career games with Vancouver and the Ottawa Senators.
Over portions of 13 NHL seasons, Salo has 93...