ANTON STRALMAN NEWS

Video Analysis: What Makes a Hit In Hockey Effective?

I was prepared to draft an article today digging into the questionable decisions of Alain Vigneault the last few days; the line decisions yesterday as well as the roster moves today. However, I soon realized it would probably end up becoming the same cyclical, rehashed arguments regarding analytics, intangibles, and so on. Instead, let’s do something different. People like to counter...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue line depth being exploited early on

This past offseason, the Rangers let Anton Stralman walk via free agency and a five-year, $4.5 million deal in Tampa Bay. They replaced him with Dan Boyle on a shorter term deal, two years at $4.5 million. While the move was hotly contested by many, and created a divide for the pro-Stralman and anti-Stralman debate, […] The post Blue line depth being exploited early on appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning D Anton Stralman Makes Save Of The Year So Far

It’s still in the first week of the young NHL season but Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman wasted no time submitting his save of the year candidate. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was caught out of position after a puck leaked through and Stralman managed to get back back across and made this beauty of […] The post Lightning D Anton Stralman Makes Save Of The Year So...
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Rangers with a rosy hue and clarifying the criticism

We have spilt quite a bit of digital ink on Save By Richter bemoaning the Rangers disastrous off-season. I’ve spoken at length about the Rangers lack of depth at center and letting Anton Stralman walk. I’ve even gotten my gears grinding about the impending Marc Staal contract, which hasn’t even happened yet. Then there is continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations of Lightning raised with pieces in place for special season

TAMPA, Fla. -- A campaign of great hope begins now. If all goes according to plan, the Tampa Bay Lightning will improve on their 101 points from last season. If all goes according to plan, they'll go deeper than their appearance in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Rightfully so, their sights are set higher. Rightfully so, they want more. That's the way it should be....
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Tampa Bay Lightning

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Tampa Bay Lightning. By:  Allen Smithee 2014 Season: 46-27-9 (2nd in Atlantic Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference) Additions: C Brian Boyle LW Brenden Morrow D Jason Garrison D Anton Stralman G Evgeni Nabokov Subtractions...
Via The PensNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning Preview: Bolts Will Challenge For East Title

The Tampa Bay Lightning made headlines over the summer by bolstering an already talented roster with several veterans who will make a positive impact in all three zones. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman addressed his team’s most glaring issue by signing Anton Stralman to be the team’s shut-down defenseman. Stralman was one of the most important players in the New York...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

There is a Lightning Storm Coming

Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Check the forecast if you haven’t already. A massive “lightning” storm is destined to hit the East coast for the foreseeable future. And if you are one of those millions of people living in proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, you don’t need to worry, because the damage is going to happen exclusively within the NHL-sized rinks that litter...
Via The Sideline
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning season capsule

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON: 46-27-9, 101 points. Swept in first round of playoffs by Montreal. COACH: Jon Cooper, second full season with Lighting, 51-35-12. ADDED: F Brian Boyle, F Brenden Morrow, D Anton Stralman, D Jason Garrison, G Evgeni Nabokov, F Jonathan Drouin. LOST: G Anders Lindback, F Ryan Malone, F Teddy Purcell, F Nate Thompson, D Sami Salo. PLAYER TO WATCH: Ondrej...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Get fired up for Lightning opener with 'Countdown to Thunder Week' on Sun Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- With the start of the 2014-15 NHL regular season just over a week away, Sun Sports, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, will be providing the perfect countdown to opening night by introducing "Countdown to Thunder Week" for hockey fans throughout North / Central Florida. "Countdown to Thunder Week" will begin on Friday, Oct...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Yzerman discusses Lightning's 2014-15 team

The Tampa Bay Lightning's busy offseason has raised expectations for the 2014-15 season. While re-signing Ryan Callahan was a big move, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was busy in acquiring defensemen Jason Garrison and Anton Stralman and adding an experienced backup goalie in Evgeni Nabokov to back up Ben Bishop. ''We tried to address some specific needs,'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Rangers Preview: Return To Stanley Cup Final Unlikely

The New York Rangers made a surprise run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final last season, where they lost in five games to the Los Angeles Kings. The Blueshirts were fortunate that the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins in Round 2, and were even luckier in the Eastern Conference final when Habs goaltender Carey Price suffered an injury in Game 1...
Via NESN.com
25 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 AP on Fox
28 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
28 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
28 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
September 23, 2014  |  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
September 21, 2014  |  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
September 20, 2014  |  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
September 15, 2014  |  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
September 10, 2014  |  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
September 09, 2014  |  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
September 08, 2014  |  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
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