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from Pierre LeBrun on ESPN,
When I began to talk about how I felt we might all look back one day and feel that Tampa Bay’s acquisition of Anders Lindback might end up being the best move of the entire 2012 NHL offseason, the Tampa Bay Lightning GM jumped in and, although I couldn’t see him across the phone line, I pictured Yzerman waving his hand down at me as if to calm things.
Whoa, Nelly, let’s not put the cart before the horse.
"In fairness to Anders, he’s shown great potential when you watch him play in the games that he’s played in," Yzerman said this week. "Let’s just see how it plays out and not put any undue expectation on him."
In other words, quiet down with the franchise goalie talk, the kid doesn’t need that kind of pressure right now.
more plus the Lidstrom era ends and the same with Parise in New Jersey...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the Lightning have one day left of training camp, the team has announced the roster to start the season. Here is the official release from the Bolts: The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Tyler Johnson and defensemen Mark Barbiero and Radko Gudas to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced....
Steve Yzerman is once again committed to defense.
Only days after Yzerman's Tampa Bay Lightning missed the postseason, the GM overhauled his team's roster, trading for a promising young goaltender and signing a slew of free agent defensemen.
Paced by Steven Stamkos' 97 points and league-leading 60 goals last season, Tampa Bay also fielded four other 20-goal, 40-point...
Steven Stamkos knows reaching 60-goals again will be unlikely in this year's abbreviated 48-game season.
But the Tampa Bay center feels the Lightning returning to the playoffs is well within reach in the lockout-curtailed campaign.
''Getting into the playoffs, that's our goal here,'' Stamkos said. ''We want to be a playoff team. It's going to...
TAMPA, Fla. FOXs Sun Sports and the Tampa Bay Lightning announced Tuesday the teams local broadcast television schedule for the 2013 season. In total, Lightning games will be featured 43 times on the FOX Sports Florida family of networks. Sun Sports, the regional television home of the Lightning, will broadcast 37 games, while FOX Sports Florida will serve as the home for six games...
from Scott Butherus of the NaplesNews,
It wasn't all hard work for the Tampa Bay Lightning during their time in Southwest Florida. Following Thursday's practice, the team spent some time at Fort Myers Beach to get to know each other a little bit better off the ice, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and have a little bit of fun.
Part of the team-building activities included...
Tampa Bay Lightning Season Preview
Record Last Year: 38-36-8
Goal Differential: -46
Team 5v5 Fenwick: 48.31% (20th in NHL)
5v5 Sh%: 9.9%
5v5 Sv%: .899
PP SF/60: 41.5 (28th in NHL)
PK SA/60: 53.4 (25th in NHL)
With the season set to begin a couple days, it's now a good time to see what the other teams in the NHL have been up to over the last six months...
1) Steven Stamkos, C, Lightning – He scored 60 goals for a team possessing the 25th-best power play. Tampa Bay has taken steps to improve with the man advantage.2) Evgeni Malkin, C, Penguins – He elevated his game when Sidney Crosby missed much of last season. Then he dominated the KHL during the lockout.3) Sidney Crosby, C, Penguins – He missed 101 games during the past...