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Under Review – Puck Tales – The Lightning’s Most Interesting Personalities

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer For some reason, sports writers and commentators like to compile lists. Well, maybe it’s the editors and producers who encourage us to make them. But, either way, such lists are now common place on every sports channel or in every newspaper sports column. Be it the Top 10 plays of the Week or the 100 Best NFL Players of all time, the countdown...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Review – Puck Tales – The Lightning’s Most Interesting Personalities

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer For some reason, sports writers and commentators like to compile lists. Well, maybe it’s the editors and producers who encourage us to make them. But, either way, such lists are now common place on every sports channel or in every newspaper sports column. Be it the Top 10 plays of the Week or the 100 Best NFL Players of all time, the countdown...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reindeer Power Rankings

Rudolph – The Steve Yzerman of the Reindeer. Basically, if you are going to name “The Reindeer”, Rudolph is going to be the one you name unless you subscribe to the theory that Rudolph is not considered canon. He has his own line of toys, movies, books and his own song. So Rudolph is far away our #1. Prancer – The only other reindeer in the list with his own movie. Granted...
Via Section 303
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallant recalls making Wings scoring history with Yzerman, MacLean

DETROIT -- With each return visit to Joe Louis Arena, the memories still tend to overwhelm Gerard Gallant. They're all good, but some of them are sad, too. "Every time I come back, I think of all the good times here, those teams, playing with guys like Probie (Bob Probert) and Shawn Burr," Gallant said, mentioning two of his former teammates who have died in recent years, long before...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman and Cooper creating the “Lightning way” in Tampa Bay

Quietly head coach Jon Cooper has turned the Tampa Bay Lightning into one of the best defensive teams in the National Hockey League. Remember the old saying the best offense is a good defense, well not in Tampa Bay. For the Lightning the best defense is a good offense and they have been excelling at this style of play through the first 20 games of the NHL season. There has been a...
Via Bloguin Best
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Yzerman and Cooper creating the “Lightning way” in Tampa Bay

Quietly head coach Jon Cooper has turned the Tampa Bay Lightning into one of the best defensive teams in the National Hockey League. Remember the old saying the best offense is a good defense, well not in Tampa Bay. For the Lightning the best defense is a good offense and they have been excelling at this style of play through the first 20 games of the NHL season. There has been a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky almost joined Red Wings in 1988, wife wanted him to

The Detroit Red Wings had some great teams in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those teams, which were offensive powerhouses led by Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman, took a while to get going but eventually started winning championships near the turn of the 21st century. Imagine what the Red Wings could have done if...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2014  |  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
October 04, 2014  |  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,'' Yzerman said...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons Steve Yzerman Is A Summer Stand Out

After a summer of new draft prospects, re-signings, and free agents, many hockey teams completely re-vamped their organizations. However, Tampa Bay Lightning’s General Manager Steve Yzerman stands out as one of the most active of the summer. Before we count down the top 5 reasons, take a look at Steve Yzerman the player in this tribute video below. Now, back to the countdown,...
Via Beyond The Benches
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning top 10 prospects

Over the past several seasons, general manager Steve Yzerman has quickly established one of the NHL's most formidable and reliable prospect pipelines in Tampa Bay. Like a well-oiled machine, the Lightning's roster has been consistently refreshed by blue-chip prospects that, upon their graduation to the NHL, are almost immediately replaced in the minors by the next generation of top...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning top 10 prospects

Over the past several seasons, general manager Steve Yzerman has quickly established one of the NHL's most formidable and reliable prospect pipelines in Tampa Bay. Like a well-oiled machine, the Lightning's roster has been consistently refreshed by blue-chip prospects that, upon their graduation to the NHL, are almost immediately replaced in the minors by the next generation of top...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman braves ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman was nominated by several folks -- including Lighting owner Jeff Vinik -- to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and he has done so. Yzerman joined the ALS Challenge movement by having his daughters Maria and Sophia pour a bucket of icy water over his head. Yzerman nominated four friends including Colin Campbell (executive vice president...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lightning owner Jeff Vinik takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik participated in the ALS ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday afternoon. Vinik received a pair of buckets of ice water from team president Steve Griggs and coach Jon Cooper. ''I'm thrilled to be taking the ALS ice bucket challenge,'' Vinik said. ''I couldn't be more pleased to do this and keep this process going for ALS research.'' Vinik challenged...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review – Off-Season Moves Change the Face of the Lightning

Although the Tampa Bay Lightning have not played a game for more than two months now, there has been plenty of action off the ice to satisfy a die-hard Bolts fan’s NHL withdrawals.Following a first-round playoff shellacking courtesy of the Montreal Canadians, Bolts followers knew heads were going to roll. The signing of defenseman Jason Garrison, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks...
Via TopSportsReport
July 13, 2014  |  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 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review – Lightning Draft Defense

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer To defend their top-three Eastern Conference finish from this season, Steve Yzerman obviously knew the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to shore up on defense. And the Bolts’ General Manager did just that in the 2014 NHL draft. Four of the Lightning’s seven picks were defensemen. Add to that Friday’s acquisition of D-man Jason Garrison in a...
Via TopSportsReport
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Holding 2 first-rounders, Lightning don't have many pressing needs

The loss of Martin St. Louis might sting a little less for the Tampa Bay Lightning after this weekend. The Lightning head to Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL draft with two first-round picks and three in the top 50. When Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman satisfied St. Louis' request to be traded to the New York Rangers before the March trade deadline, the Lightning received a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Rumors: Tampa Bay's contract talks with Callahan continue

There's mutual interest between Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning, but how close are they?By Michael Miller via Wikimedia CommonsGM Steve Yzerman said, "We still have some time." Which is true, but the tenor of Joe Smith's and James O'Brien's coverage appears to be optimistic. Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions."Well, that's helpful.Unless Callahan...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning sign 2012 pick G Andrei Vasilevskii to entry-level deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goalie Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year entry-level deal, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday. Vasilevskii, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 203 pounds, was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft and the first goaltender selected. The 19-year-old played 28 games in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia this season, going 14-8 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What if the Red Wings traded Steve Yzerman in the mid 90′s?

With the Red Wings on the eve of their 23rd straight playoff appearance (I was going into second grade by the way) you can’t help but be cliché and reminisce about the past seasons leading up to tomorrow’s game against the Boston Bruins. The disappointment in 93, 94, 95 and 96 with playoff losses to Toronto, San Jose, New Jersey (Cup Finals) and Colorado respectively. Finally...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Marc Bergevin’s reaction to the Habs OT goal is unbelievable

The Canadiens won in overtime in Game 1 against the Lightning. The Habs’ GM, Marc Bergevin was really, really happy about it. Poor Steve Yzerman was not:  
Via Bloguin Best
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Marc Bergevin’s reaction to the Habs OT goal is unbelievable

The Canadiens won in overtime in Game 1 against the Lightning. The Habs’ GM, Marc Bergevin was really, really happy about it. Poor Steve Yzerman was not:  
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Yzerman might never return to Red Wings

Steve Yzerman still might run the Detroit Red Wings someday, but it won't be anytime soon. Which isn't all that surprising to me. When news broke Monday that the former Red Wings captain had agreed to a four-year contract extension to remain as the Tampa Bay Lightning's VP and GM through the 2018-19 season, it reminded me of a conversation I had with Yzerman more than a decade ago...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Steve Yzerman Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With Lightning

Martin St. Louis already left town, but his former GM will be sticking around for a while. Tampa Bay Lightning chairman and governor Jeff Vinik announced Monday that the team has signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension. The 48-year-old became the sixth general manager in Lightning history in May 2010 when he left the Detroit Red...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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