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Anton Stralman of Team Sweden celebrates his second period goal against Team Finland during the World Cup of Hockey tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 20, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – For the first time since last Marc…Share Tweet
yahoo.com Sep 15(Photo by Gregory Shamus/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images) TORONTO – Around this time a year ago contract rumors about Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos flew around Toronto. Stamkos was in the area for an NHL media tour – one that coincided…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 8Along with loud suits and hot takes during “Hockey Night in Canada,” Don Cherry is known as one of the military’s staunchest advocates and most public backers in Canada. That includes admirable work on behalf of Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Serv…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 6Elliotte Friedman has an engrossing story on the “23 Minutes That Shook The Hockey World” from Sportsnet Magazine, pulling back the curtain on the Taylor Hall and P.K. Subban trades, as well as Steven Stamkos re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tha…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Ben Bishop and Patrick Marleau have uncertain futures with their current clubsthehockeynews.com Sep 1Entering 2016-17, the future is uncertain for Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop and San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau. Both are eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency and it remains to be seen if they have a place in the long-ter…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Latest on the Rangers efforts to add a defensemanthehockeynews.com Aug 29The New York Rangers’ recent signing of Bradon Pirri to a one-year, $1.1-million deal gives them 15 forwards under contract for 2016-17, with 13 on one-way deals. That’s generating speculation one of them could be dealt before the start of the upcoming …Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 26[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…Share Tweet
Lightning coach Cooper says sky’s the limit for Drouin after dramatic campaignthehockeynews.com Aug 16Jonathan Drouin didn’t win any end-of-season awards, didn’t lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in scoring and he didn’t single handedly carry the club to the Stanley Cup. That said, it’d be hard to think of a player who had a more interesting or up-and-down s…Share TweetJames Wisniewski played one shift and threw one hit as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. The result was a torn ACL, 81 games on the sideline and a buyout that ended Wisniewski’s tenure as a Hurricane. That doesn’t appear it will be the end of his car…Share Tweet
The next Johnny Gaudreau? Meet Kailer Yamamotothehockeynews.com Aug 4PLYMOUTH, MICH. – Kailer Yamamoto hasn’t made the U.S. world junior team yet, but if history is any indicator, he’ll bring a ton of offense if he does make the squad. Though he is only 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Yamamoto has been lightning every time he h…Share Tweet
The five players with the biggest buyout cap hits in 2016-17thehockeynews.com Aug 4Antoine Vermette has officially become an unrestricted free agent following an entirely unexpected buyout that saw the 34-year-old sent packing by the Arizona Coyotes. Vermette told RDS that he understands the reasoning behind the move from the Coyotes’…Share Tweet
So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?thehockeynews.com Aug 3August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…Share TweetThe image of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop writhing in pain on the ice and clutching at his left leg before being stretchered off the ice was one of the worst of the post-season. The injury would knock Bishop out of the Eastern Conference fi…Share Tweet
Rumour Roundup: Red Wings and Lightning may need to make trades to become cap compliantthehockeynews.com Jul 30The Detroit Red Wings avoided arbitration this week with defenseman Danny DeKeyser and goaltender Petr Mrazek. DeKeyser, 26, inked a five-year, $30-million contract, while the 24-year-old Mrazek agreed to a two-year, $8-million deal. These deals, howeve…Share Tweet
Five potentially cheap free agents who could be savvy pickupsthehockeynews.com Jul 28Matt Carle had the worst season of his career in 2015-16. Even he didn’t have high praise of his play with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who bought out the final two seasons of his six-year, $33-million contract. “I’ve never had a year like that,” Carle told…Share Tweet
Lightning GM Yzerman not worried about getting deal done for Kucherovthehockeynews.com Jul 28Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman isn’t worried about getting a deal done with restricted free agent Nikita Kucherov, even as he remains one of the final players the Lightning need to lock up as the off-season winds on. That should come as no surpris…Share Tweet
Signing bonuses could become next CBA battlegroundthehockeynews.com Jul 26When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…Share Tweet
Lightning’s Vasilevskiy says he’d rather be NHL backup than KHL starterthehockeynews.com Jul 26Andrei Vasilevskiy is already among the best Russian netminders in the world, and it could be just a few short seasons before the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is the best option in goal for the Russian national team. And while being a Russian star usu…Share Tweet
Ben Bishop updates his Tron-style design for awesome Team USA maskthehockeynews.com Jul 25Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop’s mask is one of the most unique in the NHL. Using a technology called GLOW Tech FX, Bishop’s mask is as eye-popping as any in the league, lighting up when the arena goes dark and showing off the mask’s design. …Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: The latest on the remaining notable UFAsthehockeynews.com Jul 25The number of NHL unrestricted free agent signings slowed to a trickle since the opening-day frenzy on July 1. Over the weekend, defenseman Luke Schenn became the most recent notable player to ink a new contract, reaching an agreement with the Arizona C…Share Tweet
Are Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier Hall of Famers?thehockeynews.com Jul 22From their days together as roommates at boarding school in Saskatchewan to winning a Memorial Cup together in Rimouski to a Stanley Cup in Tampa and signing contracts later in their careers that didn’t quite work out as well as everyone had hoped, Brad…Share Tweet
Lightning Strike Red WingsMar 20The Lighting topped the Red Wings 3-1 for their second straight win.
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLMar 17John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past HabsMar 16Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In ShootoutMar 12Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored in the shootout as Boston beat Tampa Bay 3-2 to extend its points streak to seven straight games.