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Bolts Fan Fest Unites Lightning Faithful

  Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer It was a sea of Blue – Bolts Blue that is – at the newly named Amalie Arena Saturday as the Tampa Bay faithful gathered for the annual Lightning Fan Fest. As with the start of any professional sports team’s season, fans are optimistic. All squads are on an even playing field, or in the case of the Bolts, even playing ice. However,...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman helps Lightning beat Stars 6-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Defenseman Anton Stralman scored two goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Friday night in an exhibition game. Cody Kunyk, Nikita Kucherov, Matt Corrente and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning (2-1-0). Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop stopped 11 of 13 shots in his first appearance for Tampa Bay since injuring an elbow in...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman helps Lightning beat Stars 6-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Defenseman Anton Stralman scored two goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Friday night in an exhibition game. Cody Kunyk, Nikita Kucherov, Matt Corrente and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning (2-1-0). Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop stopped 11 of 13 shots in his first appearance for Tampa Bay since injuring an elbow in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stralman helps Lightning beat Stars 6-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Defenseman Anton Stralman scored two goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Friday night in an exhibition game. Cody Kunyk, Nikita Kucherov, Matt Corrente and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning (2-1-0). Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop stopped 11 of 13 shots in his first appearance for Tampa Bay since injuring an elbow in the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot may be a problem for the Rangers

For all the talk of how the loss of Anton Stralman and the addition of Tanner Glass will hurt the Rangers this season, a more obvious problem may be on the horizon. That problem is backup goaltender Cam Talbot. Talbot was a huge bonus for the Rangers last season. He posted a .941 save percentage, continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Depth Just Fine

The primary reason most pundits predict a season less grand than the one resulting in last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Final is the offseason loss of key depth players. Leaving New York over the summer as free agents were forwards Brian Boyle, Brad Richards and Benoit Pouliot along with blue liner Anton Stralman. […]
Via Ranger Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A quick look at potential defense pairings

With training camp in full swing, we had a bit of a preview into how Alain Vignault will deploy his defense pairings. Group A had Dan Boyle and Marc Staal together, essentially Boyle subbing in for the now departed Anton Stralman. John Moore was also in Group A. Group B had Dan Girardi paired with […] The post A quick look at potential defense pairings appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Staal is not the defenseman Rangers fans think he is

At first glance, Marc Staal looks like he had a pretty solid season last year. Staal and his defensive partner Anton Stralman created a formidable second pair that played a key role in the Rangers march to the Stanley Cup Final. Staal posted a CF% relative to his teammates during 5 on 5 of 3.29%, continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
15 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arrests In Boogaard Death; Stralman Is Pissed; No Traverse TV Coverage; Stepan Hurts Foot

More than three years after Derek Boogaard died from a drug overdose, Jordan Hart, the son of former New York Islanders player Gary Hart, and Oscar Johnson, a physician’s assistant in Utah, were arrested in connection to the tragedy (via Fox5)… “An indictment claims that Hart was supplying Boogaard, a former Rangers’ enforcer, with the prescription painkillers that killed...
Via NY Rangers Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers decision not to re-sign Stralman brings their success into question

Anton Stralman isn’t happy with the Rangers and he has good reason to be. In a recent interview with Hockey Sverige, the formers Rangers defenseman had the following to say regarding his (lack of) contract negotiations with the team: I wanted to be there and it seemed that the Rangers wanted to keep me well. I continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
20 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers save their best for last by signing Hayes

By most reasonable counts, the Rangers front office had a pretty crappy summer in free agency. They lost defensive stalwart and ‘possession god’ Anton Stralman to the Tampa Bay Lightning and replaced him with 38 year old Dan Boyle, who can’t come anywhere close to replacing Stralman’s even strength minutes. Even though the Rangers were continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers banking on Dan Boyle

When the Rangers signed Dan Boyle to a two-year deal worth $9 million, they were signing someone to fill a pair of holes. The first hole to fill was that of the now departed Anton Stralman on the second pair, and the second was to fill Brad Richards’ role on the powerplay. It’s a gamble to […] The post Rangers banking on Dan Boyle appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Leetch On The New York Rangers

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The Rangers’ sturdy back end was a huge component in their playoff success last spring, when they made a run to the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings. Anton Stralman signed with Tampa Bay in free agency, but Leetch would like to see much of that defensive corps remain intact. Priority No. 1, of course, is signing Staal to a new...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

A few days after their season ended, the Red Wings talked about the need of securing a right-handed shooting defenseman. The Red Wings played the majority of last season with all left-handed shots. In a perfect world, coach Mike Babcock likes one of each on his three pairings, creating balance and theoretically making for better passing and overall cleaner puck movement. There...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Way Too Early to Worry About Next Season

In the eyes of much of the mainstream NHL media, the New York Rangers have not had a good summer. They bemoan the losses of Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle while suggesting the club didn’t adequately replace those losses in free agency. Many pundits also point out that some of the […]
Via Ranger Nation
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Steady Stempniak

The New York Rangers surprised many by qualifying for the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals and did so based in large part on the strength of their club’s depth. Salary cap constraints have conspired to rob the team of some of that depth with Benoit Pouliot, Brad Richards, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle all departing as […]
Via Ranger Nation
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Face a Busy Summer after Deep Postseason Run

It has been a busy summer for the New York Rangers. Center Brad Richards has been bought out of a contract that paid him $9 million this past season, while forwards Benoit Pouliot,  Brian Boyle, and defenseman Anton Stralman, all key parts of the Rangers’ remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals, have departed the Big Apple through unrestricted free agency.With the dust settled...
Via Hockey Fan Land
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lighting Loading Up For Next Season

#84673845 / gettyimages.com The Tampa Bay Lighting were able to call their 2013-3014 season a success even though they were swept in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals but the Montreal Canadiens. In hopes of replicating their season but this time with a better ending, the Lighting have gone out and made some key signings in free agency. There’s no denying the level of talent...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play Guns N Roses “Patience” pretty well. “I wish I was good, like to think I’m...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What The New Rangers Bring

Since July 1st, where the Rangers did not make a big splash and instead brought in what they felt were outside needs that filled gaps, there has been a suspicion whether they have gotten better or worse. Out went Brian Boyle, Derek Pouliot, Anton Stralman, and Derek Dorsett and all of a sudden this team is missing some key players from last seasons Stanley Cup run.  The new...
Via Save By Richter
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman Likes His New Team

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes, While Stralman doesn't know the bay area very well, he knows the team is joining. "This team really excites me," Stralman said. "I think this team is very promising. It's been real interesting the last few years and obviously Steve Yzerman has done a tremendous job. When you're making your choice, you want to...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Current Rangers Look For Next Season

As we approach mid-July and NHL Free Agency has slowed down, most of the serviceable players have been signed by their new (or current) teams. Therefore, we take a look at what the Rangers could possibly look like heading into next season, assuming they resign Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello,  Chris Kreider, and John Moore with their remaining $14 million in cap space. Here is...
Via Save By Richter
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman eager to place trust in Lightning's direction

TAMPA, Fla. -- Anton Stralman stood in a small room at Tampa Bay Times Forum, wearing new professional colors as a sign of his trust. The veteran defenseman agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning last Tuesday, and the sight never would be possible without faith in his new franchise's possible rise. Stralman, who spent the past three seasons with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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