Lightning Will Continue To Spend

from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, "I don't want to predict out because things can change," Vinik said. "But for the foreseeable future our strategy is to have a great team on the ice and spend at or near the salary cap." Tampa Bay is spending above this season's $64.3 million cap because of the accounting relief gained by putting...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Will Have Trade Options At The Deadline

from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, The Lightning is in an interesting place when it comes to the trade deadline. Thanks to injured defensemen Mattias Ohlund and Brian Lee being on long-term injured reserve, it has about $3 million of cap space. It also will be getting back injured star Steven Stamkos before or after the break, a nice jolt of extra offense for...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for Canucks to call 'Slump Busters'

So the Vancouver Canucks are in a slump. They've lost five straight and three straight at home. They have two 'loser points' in the five games but loser points are for losers. The Canucks couldn't protect third-period leads in either game. That's on them. This isn't the first slump in team history, though. Believe it or not, there have been plenty others...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

It Appears Mattias Ohlund Is Close To Retirement

from Kureinen,nu (translated), 823 days have passed since Mattias Ohlund last played a hockey game. But even though it's been a long time since then, the hill believed that he will make a comeback to the NHL stage - until now. For the first time recognizes the 36-year-old to his successful career has probably run out. - In a perfect world, I had played hockey...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

BNHL 10/30/2012 Wings, Canucks, bad news in Vancouver

  Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 Detroit Red Wings (5-4-0) @ Vancouver Canucks (4-4-2) In a tight matchup between two of the biggest teams in the West, the Red Wings entered Vancouver tonight to try and inch closer to the division lead the Nashville Predators currently hold in the Central. Whereas the Vancouver Canucks are trying to simply get some distance between themselves and the...
Via The Majors National
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Get Yourself Ready for the Lockout

With a NHL lockout all but certain to happen tonight at 11:59 p.m., Pierre LeBrun at takes a look at the rules of a NHL work stoppage... Players are barred from using any NHL team's private facilities. So for most players that means having to get together and buy ice time elsewhere to continue their workouts. Players will not be paid their 2012-13 salaries during...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings at the Worlds and afternoon stuff: Filppula scores 2 for FIN; Datsyuk vs the GER trap

On an afternoon when Red Wings fans and media members alike are wondering aloud whether Ryan Suter might be swayed to join the Wings thanks to the Nashville Predators’ fiscal and personnel uncertainties, on an afternoon when Shawn Burr has found a bone marrow match... And on an afternoon where I completely bumbled an article from Expressen, in which Tomas Holmstrom’s pal and...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Good luck, Commie

While the Detroit Red Wings face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets minus the services of one Nick Lidstrom about an hour from now, the man who may have been in the Wings’ lineup tonight—alongside a player who’d been called up to “replace” him in Brendan Smith—is instead debuting for the Tampa Bay Lightning. This is a Red Wings blog, but as Wings fans like you and...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund to have surgery performed on left knee

While the Tampa Bay Lightning’s injury situation has certainly improved as of late, the team received news that defenseman Mattias Ohlund, who has missed each of the Lightning’s 58 games this season, will have major surgery performed o...
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Major Surgery For Ohlund

from Damian Crisodero of the Tampa Bay Times, It is easy to understand why Mattias Ohlund said, “I wake up every day in a bad mood.” The Lightning defenseman is in pain, and the ache in his left knee that has kept him sidelined the entire regular season and off skates completely since mid November is getting worse. “We have great trainers, and they work with me every day...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund to have major knee surgery

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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

PHT: It looks like Mattias Ohlund’s season is done

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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohlund Appears Done For The Season

from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Nobody is saying it, but it seems clear Mattias Ohlund will not play this season. The Lightning defenseman has not played a regular-season game because of two bum knees, is not skating, and GM Steve Yzerman acknow­ledged Thursday there is no timetable for him to do so. Ohlund contributes, though, as an ad hoc assistant coach. Beginning...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund likely won't play this season

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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

What happened to the Lightning?

Only eight months removed from their Eastern Conference final appearance, the Tampa Bay Lightning have fell way short of the expectations that people had for them this year. They are currently in a three-way tie for last place in the Eastern Conference with the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders with only 40 points and have the second worst goal differential in the league...
Via Shutdown Line
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Wayback Machine: Five Ex-Canucks That Would Help The Canucks Today

Last minute bargains? As we near the February trade deadline, the rumour mill has heated up, linking the Vancouver Canucks with possible moves for Cory Perry, George Parros, or Travis Moen. The Canucks will probably be tinkerers at the deadline, adding some depth to complement their core, like last deadline when they picked up Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre or the deadline before...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Overcoming Hedman's absence won't be easy

The Lightning have absorbed the loss of D Mattias Ohlund all season, and the temporary loss of RW Marty St. Louis and various other players to injury this season. Now, Tampa Bay faces the loss of 21-year-old D Victor Hedman for an undetermined amount of time after it was revealed he suffered a concussion Tuesday against Philadelphia.
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning must adapt without injured D

As the halfway point of the 2011-2012 season nears, things haven't changed much for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are 15-17-3. They're still losing, and at least one of their goaltenders is still having problems keeping the puck out of the net. On Tuesday -- at least for the short-term -- it got worse. Top-two defensemen Victor Hedman and Eric Brewer went down with injuries...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

News Not Good On Ohlund And Fleming

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times, Lightning coach Guy Boucher gave the grimmest assessment yet about D Mattias Ohlund, who has not played a regular-season game because of two bum knees Boucher said “are worn down.” Boucher on Thursday even hinted Ohlund might not play this season…. “It just hurts him a lot more than what he would have expected or the doctors...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Ohlund’s Return Date Unknown Due To Setback

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times, D Mattias Ohlund, who has not played a regular-season game this season, is no longer skating and Saturday said he does not know when he will. Said coach Guy Boucher of Ohlund’s recovery from Oct. 11 arthroscopic surgeries on both knees, “I don’t know where we are.” That is quite a difference from two weeks ago, when there...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund has setback in recovering from knee surgeries

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December 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Bolts notes: Hedman, Malone lost to injury

Already without veteran D Mattias Ohlund, Tampa Bay played Sunday without D Victor Hedman and lost LW Ryan Malone.
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Hedman, Malone lost to injury

Already without veteran D Mattias Ohlund, Tampa Bay played Sunday without D Victor Hedman and lost LW Ryan Malone.
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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