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Tampa Bay Lightning Top 4 Prospects 2017

When Steve Yzerman took over the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, the organization had one of the weakest prospect pools in the NHL. Since then Yzerman and company have placed a focus on building a strong prospect pool that could support the franchise as cornerstone players were lost due to money, age or trading.  While the Lightning may have issues with their first round picks during...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 days ago

Lightning Re-Sign Tyler Johnson

The Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Tyler Johnson have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension worth $35 million, the team announced Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $5 million annually and will keep Johnson locked up until he’s 33 years old. Johnson has been a mainstay in the Lightning’s lineup for four seasons and will likely be a fixture of the team’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 days ago

Dotchin’s Compete Should Equal NHL Success

Much like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde’s recent two-year contract extension, defenseman Jake Dotchin’s recent success has earned him his own two-year, one-way extension. The deal carries an $812,500 average annual value (AAV) meaning that despite his success in 35 games last season, Dotchin will still have to prove himself to get a better payday on his next deal....
Via The Hockey Writers
15 days ago

Dan Girardi says being bought out by the New York Rangers “hit me pretty hard”

It’s been a pretty busy and emotional summer for Dan Girardi. The defenseman had his contract bought out in June by the New York Rangers which allowed him to sign a new contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning as an unrestricted free agent. When discussing the big changes this summer, Girardi said that he understands that it’s just part of the game, but it still hit him pretty hard...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr, forward Yanni Gourde

Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens acquire Jonathan Drouin from Lightning

The NHL offseason was always going to be weird and this one looks like it’s off to a proper start.As the NHL expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights looms, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired left wing Jonathan Drouin and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2018 from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional 2018 second-round pick...
Via The Comeback
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

LA Kings sign forward Bokondji Imama after Tampa Bay trade

Via Associated Press
June 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Nikita Kucherov blasts Lightning teammates

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished their season almost three weeks ago, missing out on a spot in the playoffs by a narrow margin. With the year in the books, now is the time where players typically take time off and recover before preparing for the next challenge in 2017-18. That’s not the case for Kucherov.While preparing in Russia for the World Championship...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

The Blues and Lightning are still closely scouting each other

The St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning have been closely connected in various trade rumors over the past couple years, but nothing significant has come to fruition. There were a ton of rumors involving Kevin Shattenkirk and Jonathan Drouin, but when the dust settled, Shattenkirk headed to the Washington Capitals and Drouin is still with the Lightning. End of story, right? Maybe...
Via Frozen Notes
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos inches closer to return for Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been missing one big piece of their team almost the entire season. Fortunately for them, that piece is forward Steven Stamkos and he seems to be progressing well from the injury he suffered on November 15. Recently he was able to resume skating drills and stickhandling practices and remains steadily on the timetable he was given for his injury. Unfortunately...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Big decisions ahead for Tampa Bay Lightning at trade deadline

For a team expected to be atop the Atlantic division, this season has been a disappointing one for the Tampa Bay Lightning. With his team outside the playoffs looking in, the General Manager of the Lightning Steve Yzerman needs to take a good look at his team and decide what moves need to be made so his team is back in the hunt next season. The most prevalent issue for Yzerman to...
Via isportsweb.com
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Most likely trading partners for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ben Bishop

Before this season began the starting goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ben Bishop, was rumored to be on the trading block. With his contract up after this year and the team having a solid young goalie in Andrei Vasilevskiy, Bishop was expendable to the team. However, as the Lightning were considered Stanley Cup favorites at the beginning of the year, many expected the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss
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