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NHL training camp: Jonathan Drouin leads prospects to watch

In a matter of days, NHL teams will open their camps with all the familiar faces of regular roster players and established veterans that signed as free agents. Those will be all the names most NHL fans know, but perhaps the most interesting players to watch during training camps are the prospects vying for NHL jobs. This year there will be no shortage of prospects to watch. There...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie tournament box score: Bruins vs. Lightning

Immediately following every rookie tournament game, we will pick a player from each team who made the biggest impression. Our “Impressions of the Game” for Bruins vs. Tampa Bay are as follows: BOSTON: David Pastrnak (no points but was Boston’s best player, frequently generated chances) TAMPA BAY: Jonathan Drouin (2 assists; was largely invisible until the third period when...
Via Section 303
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steven Stamkos does the field goal challenge

Watch Steven Stamkos shoot pucks through the uprights. As cool as it is seeing Stamkos split the posts from some serious deep yardage, the star of the show is the fact this video brings back the idea of the glowing puck. Feel free to debate the legitimacy of this video, but it’s still cool seeing Stamkos put a puck through from 91 yards.
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Shoots Puck Through Field Goal Posts To Promote New Stick

To promote their new MX3 hockey stick, Bauer had their premier athlete Steven Stamkos shoot pucks through the uprights on a football field. Yes, you read that right. It’s no coincidence that #91 made a 91-yard Field Goal as his last shot either. Pretty impressive display by Stamkos. [YouTube] The post Steven Stamkos Shoots Puck Through Field Goal Posts To Promote New Stick appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's good: Steven Stamkos takes his slapshot to the football field

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos is known for his stick-handling. After all, he has led the NHL in goals twice in his six-year career (60 in 2011-12 and tied with Sidney Crosby with 51 in 2009-10). But how would the nearly healthy Stamkos -- who is is second among active players with 233 goals since the start of the 2008-09 season -- fare if his shot was transported to another...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Kubina On The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The Lightning should have a healthy Steven Stamkos and goaltender Ben Bishop, something that was not the case in the 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoffs. Add some splashy offseason acquisitions -- defensemen Anton Stralman and Jason Garrison, and forward Brian Boyle -- and highly touted prospect Jonathan Drouin, and this could be the sleeper team of the...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Ben Bishop still recovering

Tampa Bay Lightning's goalie Ben Bishop is still recovering from several injuries that cut his season short and made him miss the playoffs. #481895055 / gettyimages.comThe goalie injured his right wrist and had surgery in April to repair the torn ligaments. He also sustained an elbow injury. Bishop played with a cast on his hand but he ended up missing a couple of games including...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Some additional thoughts on the Rangers signing Malone

As expected, the Rangers inked Tampa Bay Lightning cast-off Ryan Malone to a one year contract. When rumors began to swirl about the Rangers interest in Malone, I had the following to say: The first factor, lack of power play time, is a big reason for why the Rangers may be interested in Malone. He continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to strike: Lightning prospects eager for chance in rookie camp

TAMPA, Fla. -- Come Sept. 18, Tampa Bay Lightning training camp will begin in full. But first, prospects will command the spotlight. Twenty-four players reported to Tampa Bay's rookie camp Thursday at Amalie Arena in advance of the prospect tournament to be held Saturday through Tuesday at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee. Other teams that will take part in the event include...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone joins Rangers looking for absolution — and a job

It is only a matter of when and for what amount free agent Ryan Malone will sign with the Rangers. The remaining questions pertain to whether the 34-year-old winger will be able to earn a spot and what roles he might fill for the Blueshirts. First, the roster. Then, redemption. Malone, bought out of the final season of his seven-year deal with the Lightning following his April...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning to Host Fan Fest on September 27 at Amalie Arena

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will welcome fans to the Amalie Arena for Fan Fest in preparation for the upcoming 2014-15 season on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 10 a.m. The Lightning's annual Fan Fest event is free and open to the public. The doors to the arena will open at 10 a.m. and fans can park in any Lightning-owned lot for a discounted rate of $5 and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Depth Chart 2014 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning C 1. Steve Stamkos  2. Valtteri Filppula  3. Tyler Johnson  4. Brian Boyle  5. Cedric Paquette  L 1. Ondrej Palat  2. Jonathan Drouin  3. Alex Killorn  4. Brenden Morrow  5. Brett Connolly  R 1. Ryan Callahan  2. Nikita Kucherov  3. J.T...

Malone Expected To Become A Blueshirt

The New York Post has reported that it is not a question of if the Rangers will sign Ryan Malone, but “when and for what amount”. Malone skated Monday at the training facility for informal workouts with 20 would-be Rangers teammates. When he met the press, he was nothing but gracious towards the Tamp Bay Lightning organization and continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman And Victor Hedman A Possible Pairing In Tampa

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, However, when Stralman joined Hedman, 23, last week for the team's informal skates at the Ice Forum, he said they had quick-developing chemistry. "It's almost like that when you meet a fellow Swede, it's like you've known each other forever," Stralman said. "It's just natural." How the two...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Malone 'shocked,' 'baffled' when cops found cocaine on him

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone might want to consider doing laundry more often. The unrestricted free agent was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession in April and was bought out of his contract in June, but the story of the veteran’s rough few months is now taking another twist. According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone was stunned...
Via NESN.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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