Found October 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Steve Yzerman is bringing back a proven formula to the Tampa Bay Lightning: defense and patience. The opportunity for Tampa Bay to build upon its trip to the Eastern Conference Finals two seasons ago has disappeared, well, like a flash of lightning. Entering their 21st season, the Bolts are all but scrapping their identity of being one of the league's most dynamic offenses as numbers reflect the desperate need for change. In the two seasons since making the postseason, Tampa Bay surrendered more goals than it could produce -- an average of three per game. Yzerman knows firsthand about the importance of protecting one's end as well as integrating talent slowly. It is a model that has resulted in the Detroit Red Wings -- the squad he captained for 20 years -- making 22 straight postseason appearances, earning six trips to the Stanley Cup finals and winning four championships since 1990. Jon Cooper, promoted to head coach last season after back-to-back efforts in which his ...

Lightning great Martin St. Louis named team captain

TAMPA BAY -- Tampa Bay all-time points leader Martin St. Louis was named the ninth captain in Lightning history, head coach Jon Cooper announced Tuesday night. The Lightning's three alternate captains will be defenseman Matt Carle and forwards Steven Stamkos and Nate Thompson."Our discussions regarding a new captain began in June and we're very excited to make this...

Lightning make choice: Captain Marty

In the end the choice was simple. Marty St. Louis is the new Lightning captain. The announcement was made Tuesday night during a meet-the-team function at the Mahaffey Theatre. With Dave Andreychuk — captain of the 2004 Stanley Cup championship team — standing on the stage Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper called out St. Louis' name as the ninth captain in franchise history much...

Chris Kelly Sells Double Fake, Beats Anders Lindback to Score Short-Handed Penalty Goal (GIF)

The Bruins started the 2013 season on a positive note and got on the board first against the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the first period, Tampa Bay looked to strike on their first power play of the game, but the Bruins offense would not let that happen. The B’s had a few opportunities in front of the net early on in the power play, and center Chris Kelly looked to capitalize but was...

Marty St. Louis The New Captain In Tampa

That C looks pretty good on Marty, don't you think, Bolts fans? — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 2, 2013

What to do about fighting in NHL?

DETROIT -- My Uncle Bertrum used to tell me that you can never have it both ways. But that appears to be what the NHL is trying to do with fighting. Former Red Wings great Steve Yzerman told TSNs Darren Dreger that the league needs to re-examine the place of fighting in the game. Yzerman, now the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, told The Dreger Report: Yes, I believe...

#DOYLive: Let the Games Begin! (Season 2, Episode 3)

Hockey is official a go! The NHL season started last night and Boston begins their season tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Lightning.   The show starts at 8pm, so come back to this page around then and we'll have the Youtube Player embedded so you can watch live. Feel free to send in questions ro comments with the Twitter hashtag #DOYLive before and during the show. ...

Steve Yzerman wants to ban fighting in the NHL

GMs Yzerman, Rutherford, Shero say it's time to re-evaluate fighting

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is among a group of NHL GMs and executives who believe the time has come for the league and Players' Association to take a more aggressive path towards eliminating fighting. "Yes I believe a player should get a game misconduct for fighting" Yzerman told The Dreger Report. "We penalize and suspend players for making...
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