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Jagr: Admiration for Yzerman prevents comparisons to Larkin

Jaromir Jagr isn't interested in hearing any comparisons involving Detroit Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin and Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman.The Florida Panthers' veteran forward meant no disrespect to the 19-year-old Larkin, who became the first Red Wings rookie to play in an NHL All-Star Game since Yzerman in 1984. It's just that the 43-year-old Jagr admittedly is still wowed by Yzerman...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt Quote

“Well, the Drouin thing – I wonder if after the All-Star break –I still think there’s something percolating there between Tampa and St. Louis. I don’t know how serious it is. Doug Armstrong and Steve Yzerman know each other really well. They’re very close friends. I think if they wanted to make a deal they probably could. There’s a bit of guesswork involved in there...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Steve Yzerman ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Jonathan Drouin Deal

The Jonathan Drouin saga took an ugly turn Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning announced he was suspended without pay for refusing to report to an AHL game for the Syracuse Crunch. Drouin’s agent, Allen Walsh, released a statement outlining his client’s side, and indicating he does not want to risk injury and derail any potential trades. Allan Walsh statement on Jonathan...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning snap Blackhawks' 12-game win streak in Stanley Cup rematch

TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov snapped a second-period tie with his 20th goal and the streaking Tampa Bay Lightning ended Chicago's franchise-record 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 win victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Thursday night.The win was the seventh straight for the Lightning, one shy of a team record, and gave the defending Eastern Conference champs...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman says Lightning working to trade Drouin, but nothing imminent

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman says the suspension of Jonathan Drouin will not change efforts to trade the disgruntled forward."That's where I'm at today," Yzerman said Thursday, one day after Drouin was suspended indefinitely without pay for missing a minor league game."Anything is possible. I told Jonathan and his agent that we will trade...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman says Lightning still looking to trade Drouin

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman says the suspension of Jonathan Drouin will not change efforts to trade the disgruntled forward. Drouin was suspended indefinitely without pay on Wednesday for missing a minor league game. The third overall pick in the 2013 draft asked to be traded in November. Drouin has six goals and 34 assists in 89 NHL games...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman speaks on Drouin situation, says public trade request “changed everything”

The Tampa Bay Lightning were put in a really tough spot yesterday when Jonathan Drouin failed to report to the club’s AHL affiliate. In a statement released by his agent, there was no reason to continue playing in the organization in any capacity. Drouin was frustrated his trade request hadn’t yet come to fruition, and was worried he’d get hurt playing with Syracuse. Still...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman speaks on Drouin situation, says public trade request “changed everything”

The Tampa Bay Lightning were put in a really tough spot yesterday when Jonathan Drouin failed to report to the club’s AHL affiliate. In a statement released by his agent, there was no reason to continue playing in the organization in any capacity. Drouin was frustrated his trade request hadn’t yet come to fruition, and was worried he’d get hurt playing with Syracuse. Still...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Steve Yzerman Addresses The Media On Jonathan Drouin 1/21

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Via Lightning Shout
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning suspend Jonathan Drouin for failing to report

The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended forward Jonathan Drouin indefinitely without pay for failing to show up for Wednesday night’s game with Syracuse in the American Hockey League. Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay after failing to report for tonight’s Syracuse Crunch game vs. Toronto. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 21, 2016 Drouin...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most NHL All-Star Game appearances

Twenty-two players have appeared in the NHL All-Star Game at least nine times. How many can you name?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman Deliberating On Drouin’s Destination

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is in no rush to deal 2013 third overall pick Jonathan Drouin. Could the move be made soon? Of course, but only if the deal is commensurate with what Yzerman believes to be equal value for a developing young superstar. A trade that benefits the Bolts. According to Sportsnet: “Drouin, who requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning in November...
Via Lightning Shout
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy skates again in preparation for Stadium Series

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy was back in his natural habitat Wednesday: Between the pipes. Sporting full goalie get-up, Roy could...
Via Mile High Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Yzerman Interview On HNIC

  (Feature Photo/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter @alexis_b82 and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.    
Via Lightning Shout
27 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the player who has the most goals in a season for every NHL team

Who has the most goals in a season for every NHL team? Note: Clue is the Team-Year.
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade talk: Blues having serious discussions with Tampa Bay

Here’s some fun trade speculation which should keep Blues fans busy. Recently, Tampa Bay Lighting GM Steve Yzerman attended a Blues game and was seen chatting with Blues GM Doug Armstrong. It was unclear what the focal point of Yzerman’s visit was, but soon after the Assistant GM for the Lightning (Pat Verbeek) took in Saturday’s game against Calgary. Secondly, after Tampa...
Via Frozen Notes
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay faces tough decision with star Steven Stamkos

One of the stories we have been keeping an eye on this season is whether Steven Stamkos would re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Towards the beginning of the season, “whether” was more like “when”. Because honestly, I couldn’t imagine that there would be any way the Lightning would let their franchise player skate off into the sunset (I hear the sunsets in Toronto are...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning recall goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Sunday. Additionally, the club announced they have reassigned goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis to the Crunch.Vasilevskiy, 21, made two starts after being reassigned to Syracuse on December...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Haas: Observations From A Lightning Fan In San Jose

 Four Questions from Tampa Bay’s 4-3 Victory in San Jose As my quest to see a game in every arena continues (for those scoring at home this was #20), the timing thankfully worked out where I could see the Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center. 1. Will Steve Yzerman stick to the script with Nikita Kucherov’s next contract? The young Russian looked like an...
Via Lightning Shout
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Audio: Steve Yzerman Talks About The Cooper Extension

(Feature Photo/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter @LightningShout and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.
Via Lightning Shout
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Bolts Sign Jon Cooper To Long Term Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a long term extension. Here is the release from the team: TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Cooper was named the eighth head coach in franchise history on March 25, 2013. Cooper...
Via Lightning Shout
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What The Heck Is Happening With Steven Stamkos' Contract?

The rumors have been swirling since the offseason. An extension was expected as soon as last season ended, and we have heard nothing regarding Steven Stamkos’ contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. During training camp, analysts and fans alike determined that opening night was the soft deadline for Stamkos to re-sign with the Bolts. The season began, and no word was...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Recall Defenseman Luke Witkowski

General manager Steve Yzerman announced today that the Lightning have recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch. Witkowski made his season debut with the Bolts in last Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.  Through two games with the parent club he has recorded four penalty minutes. Luke has played in 13 games for the Syracuse Crunch this season....
Via Lightning Shout
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts Recall Blunden And Marchessault From Crunch

Just in time for Monday’s game against the Panthers the Lightning has recalled forwards Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden. Beat writer Joe Smith says: “It’s unclear which specific players might be questionable for Monday, but center Tyler Johnson was banged up late in the second period of Saturday’s game, though returned later in the third period. He did not skate at...
Via Lightning Shout
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning recall Mike Blunden, Jonathan Marchessault from Syracuse

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault from the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 28, has skated in 12 games with the Crunch this season, posting three goals and five points to go along with 10 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound forward ranks tied...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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