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Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 18 (4 days ago)
Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remains available in this summer’s unrestricted free agent market. The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti recently reported Brodeur spoke with Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay about their backup jobs, but both clubs w…
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  • Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Bac…

    Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Backes

    thehockeynews.com Jul 20 (yesterday)
    I’ve been watching the Tour de France nightly the past couple of weeks and am taken by one of the awards they give out after each stage. It’s the Combativity Award and it goes to the cyclist that day who shows the most fighting spirit. This isn’t about …
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

    NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

    thehockeynews.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Lightning have been around since 1992-93 and have had different variations on their logo, but their current look is the only one that doesn’t have lettering on it. I’ve got to be honest – when seven THN staffers sat around debating and ran…
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  • The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    thehockeynews.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)
    When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…
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  • Steven Stamkos as a Leaf: less of a long shot than you’d think

    Steven Stamkos as a Leaf: less of a long shot than you’d think

    A leisurely summer weekend took a bit of a turn for me early Saturday afternoon when the Twitter account of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos favorited a tweet from THN’s account linking to my story on the idea of a Toronto-born superstar – you know, lik…
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  • Lightning sign forward Morrow to one-year deal

    Lightning sign forward Morrow to one-year deal

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract.
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  • Lightning sign F Brenden Morrow to 1-year contract

    Lightning sign F Brenden Morrow to 1-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 11
    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract. The team announced the news on Friday. Morrow had 13 goals and 25 points in 71 games with St. Louis last season. In 921 NHL games w...
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  • Will Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban or any other young NHL star be…

    Will Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban or any other young NHL star be the LeBron James of the Leafs?

    For the past few days, much of the sports world has been swept up in breathless anticipation of the future of NBA phenom LeBron James. The superstar is mulling over whether to re-sign with a Miami Heat team he led to two championships and four league Fi…
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  • Samson signs two-way contract with Lightning

    Samson signs two-way contract with Lightning

    NHL.com Jul 10
    Free agent forward Jerome Samson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. Financial terms were not released. Samson, 26, had 27 goals, including 11 on the power play, and 56 points in 68 games with the St. J...
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  • Top 5 controversies of the 2013-14 season

    Top 5 controversies of the 2013-14 season

    1. TORTORELLA CHARGES FLAMES DRESSING ROOM Every NHL team has its best-and-worst-case scenarios laid out before each season begins, but there’s no way the Vancouver Canucks could have envisioned the nightmare that was to unfold. The franchise stumbled a…
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  • Compliance buyouts have been very, very good to these guys

    Compliance buyouts have been very, very good to these guys

    When Mikhail Grabovski signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders that will pay him $5 million a season, he pretty much hit the jackpot. Not the Vincent Lecavalier jackpot, mind you, but the windfall was still mind-boggling. That’s because Grab…
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  • CHL Import Draft: Who is coming and who is staying home?

    CHL Import Draft: Who is coming and who is staying home?

    The CHL Import Draft is complex. On the surface of course, it’s straight-forward: Every team from the Ontario, Western and Quebec League has the opportunity to select two European players, assuming they have two import slots open on their roster. But if…
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  • Steve Downie signed by Pittsburgh Penguins, reunited with Tocch…

    Steve Downie signed by Pittsburgh Penguins, reunited with Tocchet

    yahoo.com Jul 2
    Before he became an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Rick Tocchet was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. One of the players he had was Steve Downie, a 21-year-old forward whose hockey talent was overshadowed by frequent moments of v…
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  • Winners and losers of free agent day include Stars, Capitals, L…

    Winners and losers of free agent day include Stars, Capitals, Lightning and Panthers

    You’d hope by now it wouldn’t need to be said that the real winners of the NHL’s annual first day of free agency are at least as often as not the teams that don’t throw lavish contracts at every flavor of the summer. Today’s impulse buy can become tomor…
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  • Lightning sign Stralman, Boyle to multiyear contracts

    Lightning sign Stralman, Boyle to multiyear contracts

    The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Anton Stralman and center Brian Boyle each to a multiyear contract Tuesday on the opening day of NHL free agency. They also signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year contract. Stralman and Boyle pl...
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  • Video - Canadiens Sweep Lightning 00:56

    Canadiens Sweep Lightning

    Apr 22
    Max Pacioretty's late third-period goal lifted the Canadiens past the Lightning 4-3.
  • Video - Canadiens Edge Lightning 01:14

    Canadiens Edge Lightning

    Apr 20
    The Canadiens took a 3-0 series lead in their playoff matchup against the Lightning with a 3-2 victory.
  • Video - Canadiens Cruise Past Lightning 00:46

    Canadiens Cruise Past Lightning

    Apr 18
    Rene Bourque scored twice in the Canadiens' 4-1 win over the Lightning to give Montreal a 2-0 series lead over Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Canadiens Win In OT 01:26

    Canadiens Win In OT

    Apr 16
    Dale Weise's overtime goal lifted the Canadiens past the Lightning 5-4.

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