Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground
thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 26 (yesterday)
When 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 26 (yesterday)Andrei 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 25 (3 days ago)Tampa 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 25 (3 days ago)The 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 22 (6 days ago)From 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
Rumor Roundup: Bishop could be trade candidate as Lightning search for cap spacethehockeynews.com Jul 19The Tampa Bay Lightning avoided arbitration with winger Alex Killorn by re-signing him Sunday to a seven-year, $31.25-million contract. The annual cap hit ($4.45 million), however, leaves the Lightning with just over $8.5 million of cap room and restric…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 19Defenseman Slava Voynov won’t be suiting up for Russia at the World Cup of Hockey. The Russian Hockey Federation released a statement Monday acknowledging that Voynov will not participate in the tournament, and named Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikit…Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Lightning avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn, agreeing to terms on a $31.15 million, seven-year contract. He'll count $4.45 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. Killorn, who turns 27 in Septem...Share Tweet
Rapid Fire: with Lightning defenseman Victor Hedmanthehockeynews.com Jul 17With Ryan Kennedy Who was your role model growing up? Nick Lidstrom was a big role model, but I wouldn’t say we play the same game. I like the way Ray Bourque played. I liked guys who skated with the puck, like Paul Coffey. Why do you wear No. 77? That …Share Tweet
Bond with 'Heddy' one reason Stamkos stayed with LightningESPN.com Jul 5Bond with 'Heddy' one reason Stamkos stayed with LightningShare Tweet
Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectationsthehockeynews.com Jul 2On the opening day of NHL free agency, 131 players signed contracts worth a combined total of more than $650 million, according to capfriendly.com. While Milan Lucic, Kyle Okposo, David Backes and Andrew Ladd dominated headlines, signing big-money deals…Share Tweet
Patience continues to pay off for Steve Yzerman and the Lightningthehockeynews.com Jul 2While other NHL GMs overspent to plug holes in their lineup, Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman locked up his top two stars on bargain deals. How did he do it? By being patient. In fact patience just might be Yzerman’s calling card as one of the NHL’s best exec…Share Tweet
Lightning, Sharks earn high grades; Isles get an incompleteESPN.com Jul 2Lightning, Sharks earn high grades; Isles get an incompleteShare Tweet
Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzythehockeynews.com Jul 1Contractual obligations force your trusty correspondent to declare the definitive list of winners and losers from the first day of free agency at a time before the ink is dry on all of the contracts. Who knows who won the day? After all, Thomas Vanek ha…Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Victor Hedman to a $63 million, eight-year contract extension. Hedman will count $7.875 million against the salary cap when the deal begins in the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot-6, 223-pound Hedma...Share Tweet
NHL free agency 2016: deal tracker and analysisthehockeynews.com Jul 1Welcome to NHL free agency day 2016. Stay tuned to THN.com for up-to-minute analysis of all the biggest deals, as they happen. The Lightning kicked things off in a big way on Wednesday by signing Steven Stamkos to an eight year extension. But that doesn…Share TweetSteven Stamkos has always been a pretty laid-back guy. I’ve been interviewing him for almost a decade now and his sunny outlook has been very consistent (though one time I accidentally called him during a high school English class – I still feel bad abo…Share TweetLess than 24 hours before the free agency period begins, several NHL teams got to work on some housekeeping Thursday. Six teams placed players on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. The NHL’s buyout window closes at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.…Share Tweet
Everything is happening: Recapping the craziest 53 minutes the NHL has seen in yearsthehockeynews.com Jun 30During a 2011 NHL playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, iconic ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ play-by-play man Bob Cole exclaimed ‘Everything is happening!” during a frantic series of play. It has become a go-to saying for hockey fans…Share TweetWe can only assume that Steven Stamkos’ agents aren’t terribly excited at the moment. His accountants? Well, since there’s no state tax in Florida and Stamkos will earn an average salary of $8.5 million each of the next eight years, well, that should ma…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 28When it comes to Steven Stamkos and his free-agent motivations, you hear a lot of things. Like how much he desires to be closer to Ontario, or the weight he gives to winning a Stanley Cup or playing his natural position at center. But in the end, Steven…Share Tweet
Lightning Strike Red WingsMar 20The Lighting topped the Red Wings 3-1 for their second straight win.
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