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Lidstrom: Lemieux was best player he faced

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom declared that ex-Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux was the best competitor he played against during his 20-season career."It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," the seven-time Norris Trophy winner told the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "Lemieux had an incredible reach and some really good skills...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning president Steve Griggs promoted to CEO

TAMPA BAY -- Tampa Bay Lightning Chief Executive Officer Tod Leiweke resigned today to become Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League, Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced this morning. Vinik also announced that, effective immediately, Lightning President Steve Griggs has been named the organization's Chief Executive Officer, reporting directly to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

If The NHL Expansion Draft Was Today, Who Would The Bolts Protect?

The NHL is expanding from 30 to 32 teams in the near future. This creates the need for an expansion draft to make the new teams competitive and financially viable in their infancy. The Tampa Bay Lightning, like every current NHL team will have to create a protection list that would safeguard their core players. The specifics of the NHL expansion draft are not yet clear, but if the...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Haas: Lightning Cap Casualties Crossroad

In the salary cap era, successful NHL teams have a small window of opportunity to win the Stanley Cup. The window has opened for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but starting next season, as fast as that window opened, it may begin to close. General Manager Steve Yzerman will face some tough decisions. Will he sacrifice his forward depth or potentially trade a goalie? Will he depend on the...
Via Lightning Shout
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign Vladislav Namestnikov, Luke Witkowski to one-year deals

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov and defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 22, skated in 43 games with the Lightning during the 2014-15 regular season, posting nine goals and 16 points to go along with 13 penalty minutes. The 6-foot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philp: Stamkos Stays, Shadowing Stevie’s Success

Captain Steven Stamkos during Game One of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 3, 2015. It has begun. The headline seeking pundits are flying high overhead like vultures waiting for the Lightning to perish. Don’t believe the hype. Don’t listen to the pretentious Cherry’s and Simmons’ of the hockey world. Steven Stamkos is staying with Tampa Bay because...
Via Lightning Shout
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Re-Sign Forward Philippe Paradis To One-Year Contract

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced that the club re-signed forward Philippe Paradis to a one-year, two-way contract today. Originally acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, Paradis has skated in 200 career AHL games with three teams. He played in 34 games for Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate Syracuse Crunch during the 2014-15 season. Through those games...
Via Lightning Shout
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign Philippe Paradis to one-year contract

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Philippe Paradis to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced on Wednesday. Paradis, 24, skated in 34 games with the Crunch during the 2014-15 season, posting eight goals and 15 points to go along with 49 penalty minutes. He ranked fifth on Syracuse with a +10 rating. Paradis...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign D Matt Taormina to 1-year, 2-way deal

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent defenseman Matt Taormina to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. It is his second stint with the Lightning. Taormina, 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, played 76 games with the Worchester Sharks of the American Hockey League last season, notching 11 goals and 38 points. He...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning sign free agent forward Erik Condra to three-year contract

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent right wing Erik Condra to a three-year contract on Wednesday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Condra, 6-foot, 190 pounds, played in 68 games with the Ottawa Senators last season, recording nine goals, a career high, and 23 points. He also set a career high with a plus-13 rating and ranked third...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Sign Forward Erik Condra

Despite the predictions of the Lightning being silent on this start of Free Agent Frenzy, Steve Yzerman stayed busy and signed Ottawa Senators free agent right wing Erik Condra to a three year $1.25 million annual average contract. The five year NHL veteran totaled nine goals and 23 points in 68 games for the Sens last season. The 6.0′, 190 lbs Michigan native earned a +13 rating...
Via Lightning Shout
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign forward Mike Angelidis to 1-year, 2-way contract

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Mike Angelidis to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Angelidis, 30, skated in three games with Tampa Bay last season, recording 12 penalty minutes. He also played in 64 games for the Syracuse Crunch in 2014-15, recording 20 goals and 38 points while serving as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Re-Sign Defenseman Andrej Sustr

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract GM Steve Yzerman announced this morning. Sustr played in 72 games with the Lightning during the 2014-15 season where he amassed 13 assists. He set career highs for games played, assists, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. Andrej also appeared in 26 games during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs...
Via Lightning Shout
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign defenseman Sustr to two-year contract

TAMPA BAY --€“ The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday. Sustr, 24, played in 72 games with the Lightning this past season, recording 13 assists and 34 penalty minutes. The Plzen, Czech Republic native set career highs for games played, assists, plus/minus ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign Bluden to one-year contract

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed right wing Mike Blunden to a one-year, two-way contract Monday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 6-foot-4, 216 pounds, played in two games with the Lightning last season, recording two penalty minutes. He played in 33 games with Tampa Bay's top minor league affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, in 2014...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Sign Forward Jonathan Marchessault

General manager Steve Yzerman announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jonathan Marchessault to a one-year, two-way contract today. Originally undrafted, Marchessault was traded by the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Lightning on March 5th 2014. He played in two regular season games for the Bolts in the 2014-15 season and scored his first career NHL goal against the...
Via Lightning Shout
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Yzerman Post 2015 Draft

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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Audio: Steve Yzerman And Al Murray Post 2015 Draft

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Via Lightning Shout
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Audio: Steve Yzerman Post Round 1

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Via Lightning Shout
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman Pre-Draft Audio

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Via Lightning Shout
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Awards Rundown

Tonight’s 2015 NHL Awards were hosted by actor and comedian Rob Riggle and featured a performance from rock band Daughtry. They were broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on NBCSN. Here’s how the Tampa Bay Lightning fared: The Lightning’s Steve Yzerman won the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Voting for the award was conducted among the 30...
Via Lightning Shout
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay's Yzerman named NHL's general manager of the year

LAS VEGAS (AP) Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lighting has been named the NHL's general manager of the year. Yzerman accepted the trophy Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. The Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2004 after a steady franchise rise under Yzerman, the Detroit Red Wings' Hall of Fame center. Tampa Bay set franchise records...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning 2015 NHL Draft Primer

Although the Lightning have just three original draft picks, GM Steve Yzerman’s inventive moves over the last year and a half have Tampa Bay poised to add to its prospect cupboard nine times during the 2015 NHL draft. Tampa Bay Lightning picks by round: Round 1 #28 (from NYR) Round 2 #44 (from BOS) Round 3 #64 (from EDM via ANA) Round 4 #118 (from ANA), #120 Round 5 #150 Round...
Via Lightning Shout
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwoz to leave Lightning to pursue other opportunities

Per the Tampa Bay Lightning team page, former Denver head coach George Gwozdecky is moving on after spending two season with the Lightning. Tampa Bay Lightning team release - Assistant Coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning to pursue other opportunities, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Gwozdecky has been with the Lightning on...
Via Goon's World
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft: Complete List of Lightning Picks

The 2014 NHL draft will take place next weekend at the BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers. The first round will be held on Friday June 26th with rounds 2 through 7 following on Saturday June 27th. On Thursday the league announced the official order of selection. The Lightning have nine picks at their disposal this year, the majority of which were accumulated through Steve...
Via Lightning Shout
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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