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On Steven Stamkos' Toronto temptation

Leave it to a promotional ball hockey event in late July to stir up one of the hottest discussions in hockey. If that isn't a true sign of it being the offseason, I don't know what is. Steven Stamkos' appearance at said event, held in Toronto, afforded media in attendance the opportunity to ask him about another hot topic in sports: LeBron James returning home to Cleveland...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos on the possibility of playing in Toronto: ”We’ll see what happens”

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016 and there has been discussions among fans and media of the possibility of him ‘coming home’ and signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs.Stamkos answered some questions on Wednesday regarding the Toronto talk:  ”We’ll see what happens. It’s a couple years […]
Via The Hockey Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre of that speculation. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Markham, Ont., native could be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016, and the allure of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos teams up with fans in street hockey game

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos appears to be in prime hockey shape. Well, for street hockey, at least. As part of a campaign with Coke and Special Olympics Canada, the 24-year-old -- who missed three months last season with a broken leg -- hit the ground running Wednesday morning with an impromptu game with some fans.
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On Steven Stamkos and the Maple Leafs

Could Steven Stamkos come to Toronto?
Via Puckrant.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Roy Becomes Another Disciple of Gary Roberts

from Jos Cooper of The Tennessean, After three sub-par years, Derek Roy knew his training needed to change. He knew he needed to work on his nutrition. So this summer, the newest Predator -- who signed yesterday on a one-year $1 million contract -- enrolled in Gary Roberts' fitness program in Toronto.... "I know coming into this summer I wanted to come in the...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Drouin grew by spending extra season in juniors

The 2012-13 QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads were a superb team with top prospects Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge. They were taken with the third and first overall picks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft respectably and that’s where their careers began down different paths. MacKinnon earned a spot with the Colorado Avalanche and won the Calder Trophy while the Tampa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning WriterAlthough 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...
Via TopSportsReport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Morrow to one-year deal

Brenden Morrow brings a veteran presence to a young Lightning team. Photo Credit: Brad Loper, Dallas Morning News The Tampa Bay Lightning have boatloads of young offensive skill in their forward group, highlighted by former 60-goal scorer Steven Stamkos, Calder Trophy nominees Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, not to mention top prospect Jonathan Drouin, who is expected to join Tampa...
Via Around The Rink
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Prospect Koekkoek recovers from multiple shoulder injuries

Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Slater Koekkoek hopes that his injuries will no longer prevent his return, according to Joe Yerdon of NBC Sports.By Michael Barera--Common WikimediaKoekkoek had been drafted by Tampa Bay as a first-round pick in 2012, and has since been playing for the Windsor Spitfires. While building his defensive skills, each of his three seasons with the Spitfires...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Brenden Morrow to one-year deal

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow, who played for the Blues last season, to a one-year contract. The team announced the news Friday. Morrow had 13 goals and 25 points in 71 games with St. Louis last season. In 921 NHL games with the Blues, Dallas and Pittsburgh, the 35-year-old has 262 goals and 567 points. Tampa Bay also signed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign forwards Brenden Morrow and Philippe Paradis

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract Friday, while also announcing a one-year, two-way deal with forward Philippe Paradis. Morrow, 35, recorded 13 goals and 25 points in 71 games with the St. Louis Blues last season. The native of Carlyle, Saskatchewan has played in 921 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brenden Morrow Now A Member Of The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  Tampa Bay also signed forward Philippe Paradis (pair-ah-DEE) to a one-year, two-way contract.  Morrow, 6-foot, 205 pounds, played in 71 games with the St. Louis Blues in 2013-14, recording 13 goals and 25...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lighting Loading Up For Next Season

#84673845 / gettyimages.com The Tampa Bay Lighting were able to call their 2013-3014 season a success even though they were swept in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals but the Montreal Canadiens. In hopes of replicating their season but this time with a better ending, the Lighting have gone out and made some key signings in free agency. There’s no denying the level of talent...
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Recap – Tampa Bay Lightning: From Surprise to Certified Contender

The 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning surprised a lot of hockey fans by qualifying for the NHL playoffs. A feat even more impressive considering that many fans wrote them off completely after the league’s division/conference re-alignment. In fact, the Lightning did a whole lot more than just qualify for the postseason, they cruised through the regular season en route to finishing third...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Jerome Samson to a one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Jerome Samson to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Samson, 26, played in 68 games for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League last season. He earned 27 goals with 56 points. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, he was second on St. John's in goals and third in points. He has played in 424 career AHL games with 160...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Jerome Samson to a one-year deal

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Jerome Samson to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Samson, 26, played in 68 games for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League last season. He earned 27 goals with 56 points. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, he was second on St. John's in goals and third in points. He has played in 424 career AHL...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play Guns N Roses “Patience” pretty well. “I wish I was good, like to think I’m...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan O'Donnell Goes Camping

#484200993 / gettyimages.comSounds like UND forward Brendan O'Donnell is doing alright at the Tampa Bay Lightning development camp. Hopefully a healthy O'D will be impressing the UND faithful this season. O'Donnell has been slowed by injury the last couple of seasons. Joe Smith, Tampa Bay Times -- Then, LW Brendan O'Donnell helped finish it off, smashing the glass...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman Likes His New Team

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes, While Stralman doesn't know the bay area very well, he knows the team is joining. "This team really excites me," Stralman said. "I think this team is very promising. It's been real interesting the last few years and obviously Steve Yzerman has done a tremendous job. When you're making your choice, you want to...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-signs Cody Kunyk, signs Matt Corrente

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning signed two players to one-year, two-way contracts Tuesday. Defenseman Matt Corrente skated in 72 games with the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers last season, and he earned two goals with 11 points. He has played in 235 career AHL games, earning 15 goals and 62 points. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, he has played in 34 career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman eager to place trust in Lightning's direction

TAMPA, Fla. -- Anton Stralman stood in a small room at Tampa Bay Times Forum, wearing new professional colors as a sign of his trust. The veteran defenseman agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning last Tuesday, and the sight never would be possible without faith in his new franchise's possible rise. Stralman, who spent the past three seasons with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Boyle Decided Tampa Bay Was The Place To Play

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, After hearing rave reviews on the Lightning — not to mention living in Tampa — Boyle opted to join forces with Callahan once again and signed a three-year contract with Tampa Bay worth $6 million. Boyle was on his honeymoon in Maui when he signed his new deal, and with wife Lauren Bedford, a model in consideration for the next...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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