The Top 10 moments for 2014-15
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1. Hawks win the Stanley Cup – June 15, 2015 Thanks to the (literally) tireless efforts of Conn Smythe winner Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, dusting off the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Keith, w…Share Tweet
NHL.com Jul 24TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning Chief Executive Officer Tod Leiweke resigned today to become Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League, Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced this morning. Vinik also announced that, eff...Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 22This is the summer of the Steven Stamkos rumor mill. We listen to his words. We parse through them. We then ultimately surmise he won’t sign a long-term extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning now and will go to Toronto in unrestricted free agency next s…Share Tweet
Martin St-Louis says teams were interested, but his heart wasn’t in it anymorethehockeynews.com Jul 21No one expected Martin St-Louis to play forever and coming off of a season in which he scored 21 goals and 52 points in 74 games, he likely could have played one more season. Even St-Louis, at his retirement press conference, admitted that much. But the…Share Tweet
Carter Ashton signs in KHL following 2014-15 season that saw trade, suspensionthehockeynews.com Jul 21When he looks back on his career, Carter Ashton will probably consider the 2014-15 campaign one of the most difficult of his career, but he’s ready to start a new chapter in the KHL. The KHL’s Torpedo Nizhy Novgorod announced Tuesday they have signed th…Share Tweet
Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?thehockeynews.com Jul 16We’ve seen plenty of turnover on NHL rosters so far this summer, setting up what appears to be even crazier parity than normal in each division. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks made major moves in the Pacific. The Washington Capi…Share Tweet
Grueling season was well worth it for Lightning's Brian BoyleESPN.com Jul 14Grueling season was well worth it for Lightning's Brian BoyleShare Tweet
World Junior Championship in Florida? Tampa Bay puts in official bid for tournamentthehockeynews.com Jul 10While it’s not considered a traditional hockey market, Tampa Bay has shown they’ve got love for the game. Now, in an attempt to showcase their incredible fan support on the international stage, the city has put in an official bid for the 2018 World Juni…Share Tweet
Report: Sami Salo set to officially retire after 15-year careerthehockeynews.com Jul 10While it’s far from surprising, it appears that Sami Salo, who hasn’t suited up since the 2013-14 campaign, could be close to officially announcing his retirement. According to a report from Iltalehti.fi, the 40-year-old Salo will likely be forced to ca…Share TweetThe summer months act as an amplifier for hockey news, as the smallest morsel can sometimes become a feast of speculation and consternation. Which brings us to Steven Stamkos and his lack of contract talks with the Tampa Bay Lightning, which became a th…Share Tweet
Jeff Tambellini signs one-year contract with Lightning after four seasons in Europethehockeynews.com Jul 6For the past four seasons, Jeff Tambellini has made his way throughout Europe, suiting up in Switzerland, Sweden and back to Switzerland again. But the 31-year-old winger signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning that will see him bac…Share Tweet
Getting To Know: Luke Witkowskithehockeynews.com Jul 5Status: Tampa Bay Lightning/Syracuse Crunch defenseman. HT: 6-2 WT: 200 pounds DOB: April 14, 1990 In: Holland, Michigan First Hockey Memory: “When I was a mite, we scored to tie the game and the ref called it a no-goal. All the boys were crying in the …Share TweetNHL.com Jul 5TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Tambellini, 31, has skated in 242 career NHL games over six seasons with...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 2Martin St-Louis has played his final game in the NHL. The 40-year-old announced Thursday that 2014-15 was his final season in the NHL and, in a release by the New York Rangers, announced that he is retiring from the game. There’s little doubt St-Louis w…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 1Erik Condra was an usher at Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper’s wedding. Now, he’s going to be a member of Cooper’s NHL team for the next three seasons. Condra left the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, and is going to cost the Tampa Bay Lightning just $…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 30The CHL’s Import Draft was held today, giving every major junior team on the continent a chance to pick up some prime European talent. Franchises are allowed to play two Euros on their roster, but no goaltenders. Teams that have a European player taken …Share Tweet
Lightning sign forward Blunden to one-year contractNHL.com Jun 29TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed right wing Mike Blunden to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 6-foot-4, 216 pounds, played in two games with the Lightnin...Share Tweet
2015 Draft Preview – Tampa Bay Lightning apprentice is now the masterthehockeynews.com Jun 26Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman, the NHL’s reigning GM of the year, was weaned by the Detroit Red Wings as a player and an executive, so it’s no surprise he puts such a strong emphasis on drafting and developing players. And it should come as no su…Share TweetNHL.com Jun 24LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A week after the Tampa Bay Lightning lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final, Steve Yzerman was named the NHL's general manager of the year on Wednesday. Yzerman said he'd trade that honour for the Cup and ad...Share TweetNHL.com Jun 23Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop hit four home runs, including two in a row, in batting practice before the Tampa Bay Rays faced the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field in Tampa on Tuesday. "I got a couple lucky swings," Bishop said, acco...Share TweetNHL.com Jun 23ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop can hit the long ball, too. Bishop hit four home runs, including two in a row at one point, in batting practice before the Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday nig...Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 23Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • Pretty cool Stanley Cup beard. […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.
5-on-5: Biggest fallersJul 30After starting 24-8 last season, Toronto played .500 ball the rest of the way. With a planned transition to a new defensive identity this year, J.A. A...
5-on-5: Biggest risers, fallers for 2015-16 NBA seasonJul 28After a summer of deals, which teams are on the inside track to success next season and which are headed for a down year? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.
The MMQB MailbagJul 22Today is a good day for logic around the NFL. Because: • The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday signed the second pick in the draft, quarterback Marcus Mariota, meaning that five days before the first practice of the NFL preseason, all 32 first-round picks hav…
Adande: Jordan wouldn't let pride get in the wayJul 21The healthiest sign in DeAndre Jordan's return engagement with the Clippers is that the final decision was made for the right reasons, overcoming what would have been a prideful mistake.