The Orlando Solar Bears began their training camp on Monday. On Monday the Orlando Solar Bears opened their 2020-21 training camp. Tracey will have more on that later this week, but one of the things that’s going to be interesting to watch is how many prospects the Tampa Bay Lightning and Syracuse Crunch have play for them in the upcoming months.
Since they joined the NHL almost 30 years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been a franchise defined by high-end forwards. Even when the team struggled on ice with bad goaltending or a patchwork defense, they always found a way to keep games entertaining by icing some of the top offensive talents in the league.
Team Canada is now in quarantine due to positive COVID-19 cases impacting two players and a staff member. The shutdown of Hockey Canada’s WJC selection camp is temporary as they go through the 14-day quarantine period that is retroactive to Monday.
As the Tampa Bay Lightning know all too well, there are few certainties in the world of hockey. You can step on the ice with one of the best teams in league history and lose, or win it all with a group that finished second place in their division.
There’s yet to be an offer sheet in this particularly unique NHL offseason and perhaps there won’t be one, but that didn’t stop The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn from making an argument that the Boston Bruins should consider one and specifically target Tampa Bay Lightning blueliner Mikhail Sergachev.
A star for the University of Minnesota has a promising future in the NHL. I’ve been really impressed with Sammy Walker throughout his NCAA career. He seems to be immediately adored by the team, staff, and fans as he enters his third season in the league.
A solid defensive defenceman, who will likely never get a chance in the NHL Dominik Masin is a very unusual entry on our list. He has been with the organization since being drafted in 2014, and almost every year made our Top 25 Under 25 ranking.
And the fans voted him best goalie in the NHL on NHL Network. Andrei Vasilevskiy is a Stanley Cup Champion with the Tampa Bay Lightning and he’s making that known to everyone with his new mask for the 2020-21 NHL season.
Hockey Insider Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports is reporting that the Lightning are being very aggressive on the trade market. “The Lightning are a team with the most problems right now and it will cost him dearly to fix this problem,” Lavoie explained.
Back in the summer, Tampa Bay was ruled out as a possible host for one of the hub cities as the NHL worked to return to hold their playoffs. That may not be the case when it comes to next season, however, as Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has said.
The 31-year-old was vital to Tampa Bay's postseason success. He tallied three goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 25 games played, including a game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.