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Tavares, Islanders could work out sign-and-trade

A “sign-and-trade” scenario, in which a player signs with his current team or another only for the purposes of being traded to a different team, is uncommon in the NHL. It most frequently seen in the NBA, where such deals often offer the teams making the deal some salary cap loophole or benefit. The straightforward NHL hard cap doesn’t require such moves very often; in fact no sign...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Net gains, net losses' quiz

The NHL trade deadline came and went on Monday, and while there were no real blockbusters to speak of, several big names did switch cities. There were also some surprises and head-scratchers, which is all a fan can really ask for at any trade deadline. We have complete recaps of all the moves in both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, but let's take a closer look at some...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Deadline primer: Tampa Bay Lightning

With the trade deadline fast approaching, we will be taking a closer look at the situation for each team. Where do they stand, what do they need to do, and what assets do they have to fill those needs? Next up is a look at the Tampa Bay Lightning.The Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of the league’s best teams right from the start of the season. Many predicted this would happen if...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
February 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Western Notes: Seattle’s nicknames, Blackhawks' '10-point plan', Corey Crawford update, Stamkos relating to Tavares' free agency

With Seattle’s expansion application almost ready to turn in to the NHL and the general belief that Seattle will have a team in place in the next few years, the Hockey News’s Sam McCaig recently ran a story with suggestions for potential nicknames for the possible expansion team. With an expansion fee of $650MM, Seattle better make sure they make the right decision when it comes...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
January 28, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning coach Cooper talks Hedman injury, Stamkos and Kucherov's success

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper joined Tim and Sid to talk about the team's reaction to Victor Hedman's injury, Steven Stamkos overcoming tough injury past and Nikita Kucherov's impressive work ethic.
Via SportsNetCanada
January 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Lightning's 2017 hot start finally fulfilling 2016's expectations

It was just barely over a year ago that the Tampa Bay Lightning were projected to take the 2016-17 season by storm. Sure, making Cup predictions in October is usually bogus anyways. But nevertheless, the Bolts seemed primed to own the Eastern Conference last season – until it was very clear that none of that was going to happen.Now hop forward one year, past a disappointing campaign...
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October 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos inches closer to return for Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been missing one big piece of their team almost the entire season. Fortunately for them, that piece is forward Steven Stamkos and he seems to be progressing well from the injury he suffered on November 15. Recently he was able to resume skating drills and stickhandling practices and remains steadily on the timetable he was given for his injury. Unfortunately...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

In Steven Stamkos we trust

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Eastern Conference Final and reached the Stanley Cup Final in the 2014-15 NHL season. It reached almost the same mountaintop again in 2015-16, losing in seven games in the East Final to the eventual champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. This latter playoff run was made almost exclusively without the services of Tampa Bay’s best offensive player: center...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos re-signing with Lightning, staying with contender

Steven Stamkos is set to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning in a move that, while slightly surprising, makes total sense for him. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported that Stamkos would be staying with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2008. Stamkos's deal with TB is expected to come in at eight years, with an AAV of $8.5M. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2016...
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June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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