Video- Steve Yzerman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Time certainly does not stand still, I still picture Steve Yzerman's daughters as children...  
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning strike twice with Yzerman, Cooper combo

They don’t have the hardware of, say, Dean Lombardi + Darryl Sutter or Stan Bowman + Joel Quenneville, yet the Tampa Bay Lightning’s front office duo of GM Steve Yzerman and head coach Jon Cooper seem like they have the potential to do something special. Sure, they both took very different paths to this very intriguing fork in the road, yet both appear bright and nimble enough...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing Detroit’s Conference Foe, The Washington Capitals And The Face Of The Wings’ Franchise

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, The Capitals have a new general manager (Brian McLellan), a new coach (longtime Predators man Barry Trotz) and several new players as they embark on another attempt to make good on that Stanley Cup chatter that’s echoed around Washington for several years. McLellan nabbed the prize free agent on the market, luring defenseman...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A Two-Year Contract Extension For Ben Bishop In Tampa

TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, posted a 37-14-7 record last season in 63 games.  He also recorded a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.  He ranked fourth in the NHL for games played and...
Via Kukla's Korner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The Tampa Bay Lightning

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Thus far I have highlighted the Dallas Stars as my biggest winners during this NHL offseason – but the Stars still find themselves tough against in-division rivals from the Central Division and other clubs from the Western Conference. The narrative, on the other hand, is quite different for those teams closer to the Atlantic. The Eastern Conference...
Via The Sideline
July 16, 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


from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report, * So the Senators believe they have a number one centre in Kyle Turris? If so, the Sens fans can also believe they'll finish in the cellar. * Unobtrusively -- and without any fuss and fanfare -- Steve Yzerman is constructing an impressive, playoff-guaranteed roster. * Isn't it about time the Leafs got it over with and...
Via Kukla's Korner
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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Callahan Helped Bring Boyle & Stralman to Tampa

After being traded to the Lightning, Ryan Callahan provided veteran leadership and his patented hard-nosed style to a Tampa team in need of both. Apparently, Callahan has also become a valuable scout as he offered useful information on Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman that GM Steve Yzerman used before deciding to sign both former Ranger players (TBO)… “We got (Callahan’s) thoughts...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman On The Moves Made Last Night

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, "It gives us some options," Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told Monday. "Really, prior to yesterday, other than trying to sign a backup goaltender, we really weren’t in a position to do anything at all. And we may end up doing nothing [Tuesday] other than signing a backup goaltender, but we’d like to explore [the free-agent...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Strikes Over Night: Players Still Moving

Tomorrow kicks off the free agency period but Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is wasting no time between the Draft and the Open UFA market to start setting up for things to come. Last night the Lightning was wheeling and dealing to free up cap space and managed to snag another pick in the 2015 draft which is to be stronger than the one we just watched in Philadelphia. After...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning trade Nate Thompson to Ducks for 4th and 7th-round picks in 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is a busy man as he prepares for free agency on July 1. He pulled off another trade Sunday night, the Lightning's third of the day. Thompson, a 29-year-old center who will turn 30 on Oct. 5, scored nine goals and added seven assists in 81 games this past season. He's under contract through 2016-17 at a cap hit of $1.6 million...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 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

Report: Lightning made best offer for Panthers’ top pick

We’d heard all about how Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon was listening intently for offers on the first overall pick at the 2014 Draft. What we didn’t know was who was in talks with him to move up. According to’s Pierre LeBrun, the team that made the most aggressive push to deal with the Panthers were their in-state rival the Tampa Bay Lightning. LeBrun said both...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman to receive ‘Order of Hockey in Canada’ in Vancouver this evening

Via RedWingsFeed, and per Steve Yzerman, general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, was one of three people invested into the Order of Hockey in Canada by Hockey Canada. Yzerman was honored for a 22-year playing career with the Detroit Red Wings that earned him enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame, but also for his role as general manager of Canada's men...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest On The Ryan Callahan Contract Talks In Tampa

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman remains hopeful he can sign veteran wing Ryan Callahan before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1st. But while agent Steve Bartlett says both sides have made progress in recent weeks, they don't appear close to an agreement. "It's at a critical stage where we have to...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 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....
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman On The Ryan Callahan Contract Talks

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes at the Tampa Bay Times, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning "hopeful" to sign Callahan; Lindback still in mix

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to keep Ryan in the organization, and we're going to continue to work...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign Alex Killorn to two-year deal

TAMPA, Fla. -- Forward Alex Killorn has a new deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has been re-signed to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Thursday. ESPN'€™s Pierre LeBrun was the first to report that the deal is worth $5.1 million. Killorn, 24, had 17 goals and 41 points in 82 games last season. Durability became one of his greatest...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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

TDSS Roundtable: Picking Our Detroit Red Wings All-Time Lineups

The challenge was simple: Build an all-time Detroit Red Wings starting lineup … on a strict budget. The Detroit Free Press issued the task on Twitter (a few days after asked hoops fans to craft a five-man roster). The Freep set a cap of $18, then assigned a salary of between $1 and $5 to Wings legends at each position. Fans: Construct your all-time #RedWings starting...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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