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Lightning announce rookie camp, tournament roster

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced their roster for their upcoming rookie camp and prospect tournament to be held at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee from September 13-16. Lightning prospects will report to camp on September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for testing and physicals. A full schedule will be announced at a later time. The Lightning's roster...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Entirely too many words on Ryan Malone and the Rangers

Multiple rumors suggest that the Rangers have engaged in talks with Ryan Malone regarding a training camp invite. The rumors make sense for a few different reasons. For starters, Ryan Malone once played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, which seems to mean something to Glen Sather (note: Glen does know that Malone was not part of the 2004 Cup winners, right?). But of more significance...
Via Save By Richter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Vinik plans downtown office building

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik plans a major new office building downtown, revealing yet one more piece of a larger vision for remaking the area around the Forum with new buildings, restaurants, shops and hotels. Last week, a company controlled by Vinik filed a rezoning request with the City of Tampa to build a new office complex at 406 S. Morgan Street, directly across the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Bishop hoping wrist is close to 100 percent before season starts

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop recently offered insight into the wrist injury that hindered him for much of last season. The Vezina Trophy finalist told Dan Rosen of NHL.com he suffered the injury in January, and dealt with lingering effects throughout the remainder of the season. It happened in warmups in Edmonton in January. I just took a shot on it. It was one...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Chatting with Ryan Malone

Sorry all, on vacation the past week or two. It’s almost September so time to get back to business. It was reported today that the Rangers have recently been talking to Ryan Malone, according Mike Russo at the Star Tribune. Malone is looking for a second chance after being arrested for DUI and Possession on Cocaine back in April. He was bought out by the Lightning at the end of...
Via Save By Richter
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions The Tampa Bay Lightning Must Answer

from Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com, Will Bishop show last season wasn't a fluke? -- Bishop was one of the League's true breakout players last season, establishing career bests with 37 wins, a 2.23 goals-against average, a .924 save percentage and five shutouts. He missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs with an arm injury, but was rewarded for his efforts when he was named a finalist...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

We're terrible at keeping secrets so here it is: Brian Boyle (@BriBrows22) will wear #11 for the #TBLightning. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) August 21, 2014
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Bolt Ryan Malone pleads no contest to DUI

Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence and agreed to enter pretrial intervention program on a cocaine possession charge. Malone was adjudicated guilty for DUI and then sentenced to 12 months probation, a Hillsborough County court spokesman said. He must attend DUI school and perform 50 hours of community service. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone Pleads No Contest To DUI Charges

via Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Former Tampa Bay Lightning wing Ryan Malone pled no contest to a DUI charge in court Tuesday morning. He will enter a pretrial intervention program related to a drug charge. With the pretrial intervention program, Malone's charge of cocaine possession will be dismissed if he completes the requirements. Malone, 34, was pulled...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Destroys Powerade Bottle

Video: Bottle explodes into pieces
Via Beer Mug Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steven Stamkos shatters a Powerade bottle with a slap shot

Steven Stamkos showed off his powerful shot during a photo shoot with Powerade Canada. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steven Stamkos slapshot destroys water bottle

Having already felt the chill of the "Ice Bucket Challenge", Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos found himself faced with yet another water-related challenge during the filming a TV commercial for Powerade Canada. Taking target practice to a whole new level, Stamkos took aim at a water bottle that sat atop the net. What happened next may leave some goaltenders frantically...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Malone 'shocked,' 'baffled' when cops found cocaine on him

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone might want to consider doing laundry more often. The unrestricted free agent was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession in April and was bought out of his contract in June, but the story of the veteran’s rough few months is now taking another twist. According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone was stunned...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone is “Baffled” on Why Cocaine Was in Pocket During April Arrest

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone’s face was plastered across the country after a DUI arrest in April, one that also led to the discovery of cocaine. While the DUI charges are severe and could hurt the remainder of his NHL career, the 1.3 grams on cocaine specifically raise eyebrows across the league. Malone, however, has no clue how the drugs were found in his pocket...
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Malone told police he didn't know where cocaine came from

When a Tampa police officer pulled out a zip-lock bag of cocaine out of Ryan Malone's back pocket during an April 11 DUI arrest, the former Lightning wing was stunned. "Oh my God," he told officer Andrew Visser. Malone, 34, waived his Miranda rights and told Visser he didn't know where the 1.3 grams of cocaine came from, according to discovery documents the Tampa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning prospects ranked No. 1 by ESPN

One season removed from having two Calder Trophy finalists, the Lightning still have two of the top prospects in hockey, according to ESPN. In ESPN’s ranking of the top 100 drafted prospects, Jonathan Drouin checks in at No. 1 among skaters, while Andrei Vasilevskiy is ranked first among goaltending prospects. The list was compiled by Corey Pronman and the full list is available...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone 'baffled' at cocaine find

#476522429 / gettyimages.comRyan Malone’s story doesn’t pass the smell test. Seriously, I am sure drugs just jumped into this back pocket or someone happened to pass by and stashed the contraband in his back pocket. Frankly, this is a disappointing story. Ryan Malone now looks just as stupid as the criminal element on the television show COPS. Joe Smith, Tampa Bay Times ...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Everyone Is Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge

In this video, it is Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper and a friend. To find out more about the challenge and donate, check out the ALS Association.  
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop faces shots for first time since wrist surgery

Everything appears big in Ben Bishop's life. Standing a towering 6-foot-7 while backstopping Tampa Bay to 37 wins -- and honored as a Vezina Trophy finalist in June--Bishop just signed a rather large two-year, $11.5 million contract. Further big news arrived this week as Bishop skated onto the ice to face live shots for the first time since suffering an elbow injury late in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning coach wants to slow the bandwagon down a bit

People might quibble with a move here or there, but many would agree that an already sneaky-good Tampa Bay Lightning team got quite a bit better this summer. Maybe that’s why head coach Jon Cooper seemed a little nervous about giving up that “sneaky” part while chatting with NHL.com. “Make us seem like just a nice, humble, go-lucky Tampa Bay Lightning,” Cooper said. “Not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop: “I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder.”

Ben Bishop recently received a new two-year, $11.9 million extension from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The club rewarded Bishop with a hefty raise following his outstanding 2013-14, but they avoided making a long-term commitment with the goaltender. With just one full NHL season under his belt, the team is hoping Bishop proves his 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage weren’t a fluke....
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Bishop fears being a ‘one-hit wonder’

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop says anyone would love a long-term deal, especially coming off a season in which he was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's top goalie. But Bishop, 27, was more than happy to receive a two-year, $11.9 extension Saturday, which with a no-trade clause will keep him in Tampa Bay through the 2016-17 season. Bishop, in his first full season as a No...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop, Lightning Agree To Extension

After emerging as the number one goaltender for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season, the franchise looked to lock up Ben Bishop to prevent him from becoming a free agent in 2015. On Saturday, that goal became a reality. The team announced a 2-year extension with Bishop, according to sources. While financial terms were not […]
Via Full Scale Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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