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Lightning have put together a balanced, productive blueline

The Tampa Bay Lightning defense can no longer be considered a work in progress. In the 2011-12 season following a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, it became apparent defensive success was the result of goaltender Dwyane Roloson playing out of his mind. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman brought in Sami Salo and Matt Carle as free agents in the summer of 2012 to shore up...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 09, 2014  |  1 Comment

Redrafting the 2008 NHL Draft

With the 2014 NHL Entry Draft about a month away, The Sideline takes a look at past drafts to see what would happen if players were re-selected. For this redraft we go back to the year 2008, where presently successful teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Los Angeles Kings were struggling more than Joe Namath after a few wobbly pops. Let’s lean in for a look at redrafting...
Via The Sideline
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Urgency clear following Lightning's Game 2 loss

TAMPA, Fla. -- Well, things don't look good for the Tampa Bay Lightning. That's the takeaway from a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, and there aren't many ways to dress this up. There will be at least two more games in Canada. A rally can happen. This isn't over yet. But living beyond this round looks a whole lot harder now. Game 2 of these Eastern Conference...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning rally falls short against Red Wings

Ben Bishop made 27 saves and Valtteri Filppula and Sami Salo scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who fell 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings.
Via FOXSports.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning win as Sami Salo scores in 13th shootout round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom. Ryan Callahan had two goals for the Lightning, who trail...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Salo scores in 13th SO round, Bolts top Isles 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Via FOXSports.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Hedman, Salo hurt vs. Flyers

Lightning defenseman Sami Salo was on crutches and his left foot in a walking boot after Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Flyers. He likely will have an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury. Tampa Bay dodged a bigger bullet when defenseman Victor Hedman apparently survived without negative consequences a shoulder hit to the head from Scott Hartnell with 4:51 left in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Salo Leaves Game, Hedman Okay After Hit to Head

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return, as reported by Lightning beat writer Missy Zielinski. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports tweeted that Salo received a puck off one of his ankles. Salo played only 4:30 during the first period of the game. He registered one hit and one blocked shot. He was seen using crutches in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Salo nearing return for Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning probably won’t have Sami Salo in the lineup for tonight’s game in Calgary, but it’s sounds likely the veteran rearguard will return from injury Sunday in Edmonton. “He’ll play at some point in Alberta, I’m just not sure which city,” head coach Jon Cooper said, per the Tampa Tribune.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at the Canucks at the quarter-ish way mark

They are what we thought they were The Vancouver Canucks played their 20th game on Sunday – unfortunately it was a loss to their new divisional rival’s the Anaheim Ducks – and are now somewhere in the neighbourhood of a quarter of the way through their season. The Canucks sport a 11-7-2 record and have proven to be every bit the playoff bubble team everyone expected them to...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, the bad and the ugly for the Canucks 2013-14 schedule

Lay of the land After weeks of speculation and teasing, the NHL finally decided to release the 2013-14 regular season schedule on Friday. To the surprise of pretty much no one, the NHL players will be returning to the Olympics and usually that can mean a gong show of a schedule – but I’ve got to admit, there’s a lot to like about what the Canucks have on the calendar for this...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Canucks Trade Deadline Preview – Defencemen Edition

With days left before the trade deadline, it’s clear to most that if the Canucks have designs on bringing the first Stanley Cup in team history home to Vancouver, they will need to do something. They have a need for a centre, which I outlined three days ago. That’s their primary need, but that’s not the only need. I believe the Canucks should be looking at a defenceman as well...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning Don’t Have Much To Offer If They Become Sellers

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Bay Tribune, Contrary to what many want to think or believe, I don't see Marty St. Louis asking to be moved. He has two more years on his contract after this season, even if the Lightning are in the middle of a transitional phase for the franchise. And I have to believe he will retire as a member of the franchise he has been with for a decade...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning Won’t Be Pushed Around This Year

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, At times last season, the Lightning was pushed around by bigger teams willing to use their size advantage to their advantage. But with recent additions of defensemen Keith Aulie, Brian Lee and Sami Salo as well as Benoit Pouliot, Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Crombeen, Tampa Bay is a bigger team this year. And they want everybody to...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Goal Breakdown: Rangers at Lightning

This was a fun game to watch. The Rangers and Lightning both came out firing, and there was a lot of back and forth action in the first period. Credit for this win goes to Marty Biron, who stood on his head and made some phenomenal saves to keep the Rangers in the game. This was the best overall game for the Rangers this year. It’s also worth noting that the Rangers finally got...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL League Leaders 1-29-13, Stunned GIF of the night

What is Patrick Marleau right now? Remind us never to count on the Plus/Minus, because Sami Salo sucks. No Pens in sight. Stunned gif of the night We bought gamecenter and it is awesome. Kings tied the Canucks late.  Alain Vigneault your thoughts: Nothing better than some french guy getting all jammed up.  peace.    
Via The Pensblog
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks to offer a tryout to….Cam Barker??

In Gillis we trust? It didn’t take long to get back into mid-season hockey debating. Not long after the new CBA deal was announced, news broke that the Canucks were interested in giving much-maligned defenceman Cam Barker a tryout at camp. It’s, to say the least, perplexing. Gillis has a long history of these tryouts (Owen Nolan, Manny Legace, Steve Begin etc) as a small loophole...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Great reasons I was looking forward to watching 2012 Canucks camp

I missed not having training camp! Hey everyone, it’s been a while, but what’s a month between blogs, right? Especially when we’re 18 days into a lockout. But, today I’ve got a little something for you. No, I’m not going to break the news that Gary Bettman was struck by a bus and that at least one of the Fehr brothers was seen dancing on or around his flattened corpse....
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: a harsh ‘grade’ and multimedia tidbits

Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings stories of note: Sports Illustraed's Al Muir offers a predictable offseason "grade" for the Red Wings while assessing teh moves of each and every Western Conference team: Detroit Red Wings Used to be that Detroit was the destination of choice for top free agents. Not anymore. Faced with a gaping hole left by the...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning introduce Salo amid busy off-season

When the NHLs free agency window opened July 1, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman wasted no time reaching through it and grabbing a player who could be just what the young Bolts defense needs. Among a flurry of high-profile recent moves, Yzerman signed Sami Salo, the longtime defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators with a resume that speaks for itself...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning introduce Salo amid busy offseason

When the NHL's free agency window opened July 1, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman wasted no time reaching through it and grabbing a player who could be just what the young Bolts defense needs. Among a flurry of high-profile moves recently, Yzerman signed Sami Salo, the longtime defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators with a resume that speaks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Stay Calm. It’s July 3rd, things will work out.

If there was such thing as a panic button in Vancouver it would be tromped on daily. People would be jumping, both knees touching their chin and landing both feet on to it alerting everyone that the Canucks are a mess and that it is in fact time to panic. This time last year the Canucks were a little over two weeks removed from losing the Stanley Cup. This year playoff hockey ended...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Jason Garrison, lose Salo.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Whiterock, BC native Jason Garrison to a six year, $27.6 million dollar contract. The contract carries a cap hit of $4.6 million per season, a figure that according to some is a lot less than he could have gotten. It’s believed he took less to play closer to home. Entering the league as an undrafted 23 year old, Garrison has spent his entire four...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Salo to two-year contract

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed former Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo to a two-year contract. General manager Steve Yzerman announced a two-year agreement with the 37-year-old free agent on Sunday night. Salo spent the past nine seasons with the Canucks and has appeared in 761 career games with Vancouver and the Ottawa Senators. Over portions of 13 NHL seasons...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Salo signs 2-year contract with Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed former Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo to a two-year contract. General manager Steve Yzerman announced a two-year agreement with the 37-year-old free agent on Sunday night. Salo spent the past nine seasons with the Canucks and has appeared in 761 career games with Vancouver and the Ottawa Senators. Over portions of 13 NHL seasons, Salo has 93...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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