Under Review – Bolts Sunday Night Frenzy Reaps Free Agency Day Benefits

#461381899 / gettyimages.com Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer If NHL free agency day is like Christmas for hockey fans, then Christmas Eve came a day early for followers of the Tampa Bay Lightning. What started out as just an average – albeit typically hot – Tampa Bay Sunday summer night turned into a three-hour rollercoaster ride that saw three veteran Lightning players...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wants And Needs

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, In order to prepare you for the chaos that looms, here is a primer on all 30 teams entering Tuesday’s free-agent free-for-all. Tampa Bay Lightning By moving Teddy Purcell, B.J. Crombeen and Nate Thompson in a chaotic gaggle of deals that saw Sam Gagner go from Edmonton to Tampa Bay to Arizona, GM Steve Yzerman cleared about...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is that even allowed? Bolts trade Sam Gagner to Arizona an hour after acquiring him from Edmonton

You may have heard the news go down late last night that the Tampa Bay Lightning had acquired center Sam Gagner from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell. Seems simple enough, a player for a player, the salaries nearly matched, both teams are under the cap, and in some way or fashion, both players can help their new teams.Except Lightning general manager Steve...
Via BruinsLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Whats Bruin in the morning?

Here is a new segment of posts on Bruinslife for you early commuters and early rising Bruins fans. A recap of any Bruins news from the day before as well as news from around the NHL. Coffee and hockey? Can't get much better than that.Bruins:      - With the draft over the Bruins are on to Free Agency. The Bruins have their own free agents they will have to re-sign during the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers acquire Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay Lightning for Sam Gagner, who is then flipped to Coyotes

He was, until Sunday, the longest serving member on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but after playing 481 games on a team that didn’t make one playoff appearance during his seven-year stay, Sam Gagner will now be plying his trade with the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers had traded the centre to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell, then the Lightning, short on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay keeps wheeling and dealing

As Paul noted, the Tampa Bay Lightning went and snagged Sam Gagner from the Edmonton Oilers for Teddy Purcell, sending Purcell's $4.5 million cap hit to Edmonton for Gagner's $4.8 million deal (all figures from Capgeek). Then the Bolts flipped Gagner to the Arizona Coyotes (who were likely looking to replace the behaviorally-challenged Mike Ribeiro), and shuffled B.J. Corombeen...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Gagner traded to Tampa Bay

When the Edmonton Oilers announced the selection of center Leon Draisaitl with the No. 3 overall pick in this past weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, the writing was on the wall for Sam Gagner. And today, he was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning, in exchange for right wing Teddy Purcell. Gagner, 24, was the sixth overall selection in the 2007 NHL Draft, but he never lived up to that lofty...
Via Around The Rink
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning deal Purcell to Oilers for Gagner

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded left wing Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday for center Sam Gagner. The 24-year-old Gagner, the No. 6 pick in the 2007 draft, had 10 goals and 27 assists in 67 games last season. He had 101 goals and 194 assists in 481 games in seven seasons with the Oilers. The 28-year-old Purcell had 12 goals and 30 assists in 81 games last season. In...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers Trade Sam Gagner to Lightning for Teddy Purcell

The Lightning have dealt Teddy Purcell (16) to the Oilers for forward Sam Gagner – Mandatory Credit: Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images/ESPN.com The NHL offseason has gotten off to a bang with a few marquee trades, and Sunday it didn’t stop. According to TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger, the Tampa Bay Lightning have reportedly dealt forward Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Samwise is headed to the Lightning

Teddy Purcell is now an Oiler
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Trade Sam Gagner To Lightning For Teddy Purcell

After many months of rumors and speculation, the Edmonton Oilers have finally traded center Sam Gagner. He was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell, both teams announced Sunday night. Gagner — the sixth overall pick in the 2010 draft — tallied 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) in 67 games last season, while Purcell posted 42 points (12 goals,...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Trades Teddy Purcell To Edmonton For Sam Gagner

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Sam Gagne, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced tonight. Gagner, 5-foot-11, 202 pounds, has played in 481 career games with Edmonton, recording 101 goals and 295 points.  He was drafted first overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Purcell...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gagner Traded to Lightning by   Curtis Morrison

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Sam Gagner from the Edmonton Oilers today, giving up winger Teddy Purcell in the deal. Much like Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner has been rumoured to be on the outs in Edmonton for a year or more now, and this deal only sealed the deal on the inevitable. Gagner was drafted 6th overall by the Oilers [...]
Via The Hockey House
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Unlikely Trades, and Why They Should Happen

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images The NHL off-season is simultaneously an awful time to be an NHL fan, and a great time. The previous season is over, the hope for next year is at the peak, and from mid-June to mid-July, teams are feverishly pursuing draft picks, trades, and free agents all with an eye towards turning your franchise into a Stanley Cup contender. Once that fever pitch is...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Not-so-perfect Lightning prevail against Ottawa

The Lightning are not putting together picture perfect efforts, but the perfect results are coming at the perfect time of the season. Tampa Bay battled its way to a out a 5-4 victory against Ottawa in front of an announced crowd of 17,136 at Canadian Tire Centre for a fifth consecutive win, matching a season best winning streak. The Lightning have points in season best seven consecutive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Teddy Purcell scores twice, helps Lightning overcome Senators on road

OTTAWA (AP) -- Teddy Purcell scored twice and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Valteri Filpulla and Eric Brewer also scored for the Lightning, who have won five in a row. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Ales Hemsky and Milan...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Teddy Purcell scores twice, helps Lightning overcome Senators on road

Teddy Purcell scored twice and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Purcell, Callahan lift Lightning past Senators

OTTAWA (AP) Teddy Purcell scored twice and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Stuart: Three Lightning Names to Watch on Wednesday

The National Hockey League’s trade deadline is less than forty-eight hours away, and the Tampa Bay Lightning might just be a team to watch. With that in mind, here’s a list of three names to key your eye on as Steve Yzerman and his management team prepare for what should be a busy day of wheeling and dealing around the league. (1) Teddy Purcell Don’t get me wrong...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators-Lightning Preview

While the Tampa Bay Lightning have played well on the road, they haven't won at home in over a month. The Lightning try to avoid dropping six straight on their own ice for the first time in almost five years when they face the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Mark Barberio scored his first two NHL goals and Ondrej Palat notched a career-high three points as Tampa Bay beat...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marty St. Louis ties Lightning record with four goals vs. Sharks

TAMPA, Fla. -- It took more than 21 years, but Chris Kontos has some company in Tampa Bay Lightning lore. Marty St. Louis tied the team record for most goals in a game with four in the Lightning's 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The feat matched Kontos' output in a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Expo Hall against Ed Belfour...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning top Flyers on the road, 6-3

Tampa Bay continues to be a road strong, even against a streaking team at home. Valtteri Filppula, Teddy Purcell and Alex Killorn all had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay as the Lightning beat Philadelphia 6-3. Marty St. Louis scored for the third time in three games to reach the 20-goal mark for the 10th time in the past 11 seasons. Ryan Malone scored twice for Tampa Bay, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Goal Second Period Sends Lightning Past Flyers

Teddy Purcell scores the first of four second period goalsfor the Lightning in their 6-3 win over the Flyers   The Flyers' 10 game win-streak was snapped Saturday as the Tampa Bay Lightning took advantage of a number of Philadelphia miscues and a rare off-performance by goalie Steve Mason to win 6-3. Tampa Bay got on the board first when Alex Killorn intercepted a bad pass...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning take control in wild 2nd period to beat Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Valtteri Filppula scored the go-ahead goal during a wild second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Flyers 6-3 Saturday to snap Philadelphia's 10-game home winning streak. Ryan Malone had two goals, Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, and Martin St. Louis also scored goals for the Lightning, who moved into a tie with Boston for first place in the Atlantic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ 10-Game Win Streak At Home Ends With A Loss to Tampa Bay

A ten-game win streak at home was broken on Saturday afternoon, thanks to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone (2), Valttteri Filppula, and Marty St. Louis were responsible for the Lightning’s six goals, while Jakub Voracek (2) and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers. Steve Mason went two periods for the orange & black and stopped twelve of seventeen...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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