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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
1 day ago  |  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...
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Top 5 Free Agent Signings In The Atlantic Division

Just because the Boston Bruins had their hands tied with cap space issues and failed to make any free agent signings doesn’t mean that the rest of the NHL’s Atlantic Division wasn’t busy making important signings. After the dust settled on an insane start to NHL free agency (check out a recap of the frenzied first day here), the landscape of the Atlantic Division looked quite...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BL Poll: Which player will have the biggest impact on their new team?

    It's the off-season, and while the Bruins haven't been extremely active in the free-agent or trading markets, other teams have been.    Several teams made key additions to their roster in an attempt to make a run at Lord Stanley's big and beautiful Cup.     So, which new addition will have the biggest impact on their new team? Let us know in the poll below...
Via BruinsLife
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings target Caps defenseman Mike Green as he’s ‘destined to be traded’

It’s been a difficult offseason thus far for the Red Wings fans who patiently await word on which defenseman could be the newest addition to the blue line this upcoming year. After being unable to sign the likes of  Dan Boyle, Matt Niskanen, and Anton Stralman last week Ken Holland and the Red Wings front office now turn to the trade market to fulfill that need. Arizona defenseman...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine questions for Lightning coach Jon Cooper

A finalist for NHL Coach of the Year and catalyst of Tampa Bay's surprising 101-point season and its return to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2011, Jon Cooper spent the outset of steamy July at the club's development camp in Brandon while also ensconced in planning meetings with general manager Steve Yzerman and the Lightning staff. Hot fun in the summertime...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

My kingdom for a center

When the music stopped on the NHL’s annual game of July 1 musical chairs, the Rangers were clearly left standing. Not only had they lost Brian Boyle, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brad Richards, but they were also left with minimal cap space and a much smaller group of incoming players. The kicker to all […] The post My kingdom for a center appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Review – Bolts Sunday Night Frenzy Reaps Free Agency Day Benefits

#461381899 / gettyimages.com Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer If NHL free agency day is like Christmas for hockey fans, then Christmas Eve came a day early for followers of the Tampa Bay Lightning. What started out as just an average – albeit typically hot – Tampa Bay Sunday summer night turned into a three-hour rollercoaster ride that saw three veteran Lightning players...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Callahan Helped Bring Boyle & Stralman to Tampa

After being traded to the Lightning, Ryan Callahan provided veteran leadership and his patented hard-nosed style to a Tampa team in need of both. Apparently, Callahan has also become a valuable scout as he offered useful information on Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman that GM Steve Yzerman used before deciding to sign both former Ranger players (TBO)… “We got (Callahan’s) thoughts...
Via NY Rangers Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Summing Up What’s Left for the Detroit Red Wings After Day 1 of Free Agency

Ken Holland failed to land Christian Ehrhoff … or Dan Boyle … or Matt Niskanen … or Anton Stralman. Brad Richards signed for pennies on the dollar in Chicago. And Plan B in Detroit turned out to be a reunion with Kyle Quincey. What’s left for Holland now? Well … (If you’re looking for actual analysis, read Max DeMara on the loss of Hockeytown’s luster.)
Via The Detroit Sports Site
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A few thoughts about the Rangers, free agency, and Joe McGrath

There is no sugar coating this, day one of free agency for the Rangers was a total disaster. My worst case scenario happened; Dan Boyle replaced Anton Stralman, JT Miller appears likely to be the third line center going into training camp, and Benoit Pouliot got all the money. Okay, what actually happened was worse than my ‘worst’ case scenario. Because in addition to everything...
Via Save By Richter
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Lightning Fill Their Needs

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, After clearing out salary cap heading into free agency, the Lightning found a way to utilize some of that available space Tuesday to land one of the top defensemen on the market in Anton Stralman while adding some needed size up front with center Brian Boyle. Tampa Bay also signed veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Were the Red Wings ‘rejected’ as a ‘destination?’

Presented without comment, from the Free Press's Helene St. James: July 1, the busiest day of the NHL off-season because high noon marked the opening of the unrestricted free market. It was an utter dud for Detroit. They got rejected by Dan Boyle, who signed with the New York Rangers for two years and $9 million, less than the two years and $10 million offered by the...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign defenseman Anton Stralman to 5-year deal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have landed a veteran to help them on the blue line. Defenseman Anton Stralman was lured to the Lightning as a free agent on Tuesday with a $22.5 million, five-year contract. He scored one goal and had 13 assists last season for the New York Rangers, and had five assists in 25 playoff games. The 27-year-old Swede has 18 career goals and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Anton Stralman

The Lightning have signed Anton Stralman to a five year, $22.5M contract. For you math scholars out there, that’s the same $4.5M cap hit that the Rangers signed Dan Boyle for. According to Larry Brooks, Stralman asked the Rangers for the same contract and they refused. The Rangers are making it pretty obvious that they didn’t truly understand the value of Anton Stralman; that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman is headed to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Anton Stralman to a 5 year worth a total of $22.5M. Correction on Stralman contract with Lightning: It's $22.5 M over 5 years — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Get Stralman by   Bradshaw Furlong

All of the salary dumping has finally led to something for the Tampa Bay Lightning as they’ve signed defenseman Anton Stralman to a five-year deal worth $22.5 million. After being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the seventh round in 2005, Stralman played parts of a few seasons for the Maple Leafs before moving onto the Columbus Blue Jackets [...]
Via The Hockey House
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman Going To Tampa Bay

Anton Stralman lands with #TBLightning on five-year deal. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 1, 2014   Anton Stralman's deal with the #TBLightning is worth $20M over five years. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 1, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Address Defense With Signings of Dan Boyle, Mike Kostka

The New York Rangers have seemingly replaced Anton Stralman with the signing of Dan Boyle, as first reported by the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. Post has learned Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to two year deal worth $9M — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2014   Told that Boyle left a significant amount of $ on table to sign with Rangers. Always encouraging sign. — Larry...
Via NY Rangers Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Mike Kostka

The Rangers have signed defenseman Mike Kostka to a one year deal. I haven’t been able to link the dollar figure, but it is below $700K per. He replaces Justin Falk as the Rangers right handed seventh defenseman. You remember him, right? He’s serviceable in that role. With that, the Rangers defense is basically set. Dan Boyle is the round peg that will be sledge hammered into...
Via Save By Richter
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Dan Boyle, Mike Kostka

The Rangers have officially replaced both Anton Stralman and Raphael Diaz, signing UFA defensemen Dan Boyle and Mike Kostka. Boyle got two years and $4.5 million per year, with a no-movement clause (relatively pointless). Boyle’s #fancystats aren’t terrible, but he’s been exploited a few times for losing his foot speed. The cap hit isn’t terrible, […] The post Rangers sign...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Dan Boyle

The Rangers found “their” replacement for Anton Stralman by signing Dan Boyle to a two year, $9 million deal ($4.5M AAV). It looks as though Boyle was the Rangers man all along. If you read this blog, which you clearly must, you will know that I hate this signing. I don’t think Boyle is particularly great on the power play anymore and he really isn’t capable of playing Stralman’s...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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