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WATCH: Ben Bishop blunder leads to easy Blackhawks goal

Comedian Dane Cook has a skit where he describes watching a pedestrian get hit by a car. You see what’s coming the entire time and want to yell something like “You’re about to get struck by a vehicle,” he says, but can only utter some type of unintelligible gibberish that does nothing to warn the helpless victim-to-be.   That’s how we imagine Tampa Bay Lightning coach...
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Boucher: Victor Hedman – The Evolution Of The Perfect Beast

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 02: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning speaks during Media Day for the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 2, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) It seems crazy now but there was a time not so long ago that some Lightning fans wondered if the Tampa Bay Lightning made a mistake in drafting defenseman Victor Hedman...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Victor Hedman Emerging As Top Candidate For Conn Smythe Trophy

Die-hard hockey fans know that Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has been a legitimate top-pairing defenseman for a few years. But thanks to his excellent performance in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, specifically the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks, the 24-year-old blueliner is finally receiving the recognition from the national...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Stanley Cup difference maker is Victor Hedman

The 2015 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning certainly is not lacking in star power. While both squads can point to depth up front and steady goaltending as partial factors behind their respective conference championships, their big names repeatedly made the headlines as driving forces behind each team’s trip to the Final. The […] The post...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman Wants To Move Past Likely Bite From Andrew Shaw In Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman isn’t interested in talking about the bite he believes he received from Chicago Blackhawks right winger Andrew Shaw in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Shaw also refused to speak directly about the first-period altercation, and both players seemed determined to forget about it before Game 2 on Saturday night. “I mean...
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman seems to think Andrew Shaw bit him

They say that anything goes in the heat of battle. What bigger battle than Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final? Well, anything did go as Blackhawks’ winger Andrew Shaw may have bitten Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman during a first period scrum …   Hedman was coy about it in the post game interview session: Victor Hedman thinks Andrew Shaw bit him during second-period scrum...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman is Establishing Himself as an Elite NHL Defenseman

Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning carries the puck against Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at the Amalie Arena on March 16, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)   Defense wins championships, it’s a cliché but it still remains true today. When you think of Stanley Cup teams of the past, one common...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Lightning sustain success through injuries?

Jon Cooper The Tampa Bay Lightning have a special team for the 2014-2015 season. With a great mix of veterans and rising stars, the ceiling is sky high for this team. Coming off a season in which they nabbed 101 points, the Bolts are on their way to topping themselves this season. At the moment, Tampa Bay is sitting at 91 points, tied with Montreal for the best record in the Eastern...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Victor Hedman To Miss At Least A Month With Broken Finger

The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a strong start, but they’ll have to go at least a month without one of their top defensemen. Victor Hedman will undergo surgery Tuesday and miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his finger while blocking a shot Saturday night, the team announced Monday. The former second overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft had a career year last season, scoring 13 goals...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Victor Hedman Leaves Game

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman left Saturday afternoon's game against the San Jose Sharks in the third period and did not return, as reported by Lightning beat writer Missy Zielinski. Hedman was helped off the ice after blocking a shot with his right ankle. He did not put any weight on the injured foot as he left the game. Hedman finished the game with 16:44 TOI, two...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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