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Stamkos Sweepstakes part of a busy first week of the off-season

Stamkos Sweepstakes part of a busy first week of the off-season

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com NHL.com Updated 7 hours ago
BUFFALO – In the words of veteran Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play man Bob Cole, “Everything is happening.” Even though the draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, the off-season heavy lifting for most teams begins now. With the free agent co…
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  • Canucks GM facing tampering punishment for Stamkos, Subban talk

    Canucks GM facing tampering punishment for Stamkos, Subban talk

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    BUFFALO, NY – Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning recently said he’d like to add P.K. Subban or Steven Stamkos to his team this summer. Since both are under contract to the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning respectively, the NHL is expected to let…
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  • Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draf…

    Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draft

    thehockeynews.com 22 hours ago
    BUFFALO – Night 1 of the 2016 NHL draft gave us a bit of everything, a blend of expectant nods and wide-eyed gasps. We saw the predictable occur. Auston Matthews went first overall, Patrik Laine second. The Calgary Flames acquired a goaltender in Brian …
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  • How Jacob Chychrun might have helped the Red Wings land Steven …

    How Jacob Chychrun might have helped the Red Wings land Steven Stamkos

    thehockeynews.com 22 hours ago
    BUFFALO – A week from Friday night, we’ll almost certainly find out what the future holds for Steven Stamkos. But when all the dust settles, don’t be surprised if it turns out the fact that Jakub Chychrun’s stock plummeted in the draft had a huge effect…
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  • Red Wings trade Datsyuk to Coyotes; clear space for Stamkos?

    Red Wings trade Datsyuk to Coyotes; clear space for Stamkos?

    yahoo.com Jun 24 (yesterday)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Detroit Red Wings unloaded the contract of forward Pavel Datsyuk in draft day trade with the Arizona Coyotes, which could give them the necessary salary cap space to go after Tampa Bay Lightning pending unrestricted free agent Steven…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Latest on Campbell, Stamkos, Malkin, Fleury, Sha…

    Rumor Roundup: Latest on Campbell, Stamkos, Malkin, Fleury, Shattenkirk and more

    thehockeynews.com Jun 22 (3 days ago)
    As the 2016 NHL draft draws near, trade activity is picking up. On Monday, the Anaheim Ducks shipped goaltender Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs for two draft picks, the New York Rangers dealt defenseman Keith Yandle‘s rights to the Florida …
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  • Five players who could replace Ryan Callahan on USA’s World Cup…

    Five players who could replace Ryan Callahan on USA’s World Cup roster

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com yahoo.com Jun 22 (3 days ago)
    The American roster is going to need an adjustment before September’s World Cup after it was announced Tuesday that Tampa Bay Lightning winger Ryan Callahan will be forced to miss the tournament. Callahan, 31, underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a labra…
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  • Vincent Lecavalier officially announces retirement after 17 sea…

    Vincent Lecavalier officially announces retirement after 17 seasons

    thehockeynews.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    Upon being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, Vincent Lecavalier said his time in the NHL would come to a close following one final playoff push. That push lasted all of five games, but the veteran center followed through on his word that his career was c…
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  • Report: Lightning continue to seek long-term deal with Stamkos,…

    Report: Lightning continue to seek long-term deal with Stamkos, won’t trade rights

    thehockeynews.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    Steven Stamkos is this off-season’s biggest free agent, and he may be the most coveted players to hit the free agent market in the past several seasons. But even as off-season deals get made that see negotiating rights change hands, the Tampa Bay Lightn…
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  • Drouin rescinds trade request, wants to remain with Lightning

    Drouin rescinds trade request, wants to remain with Lightning

    At the end of the Tampa Bay’s season, Jonathan Drouin said he wants to remain a member Lightning. But if that wasn’t enough to put an end to Drouin’s trade request saga, the 21-year-old winger made it official by rescinding his trade request. ESPN’s Pie…
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  • Pavel Datsyuk out, Steven Stamkos in for Red Wings?

    Pavel Datsyuk out, Steven Stamkos in for Red Wings?

    yahoo.com Jun 17
    Drop the balloons, release the doves, fire the starter’s pistol. The Steven Stamkos sweepstakes is about to begin. The Tampa Bay Lightning would like to retain their star captain. Stamkos is on record saying he’d like to come back and that the team has …
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  • Tampa Bay associate coach Rick Bowness signs multi-year extensi…

    Tampa Bay associate coach Rick Bowness signs multi-year extension

    Over the past three seasons, Rick Bowness has been behind the bench for three playoff appearances, one Stanley Cup final, one Eastern Conference championship and another appearance in the conference final. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that…
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  • Sullivan's passion; Hertl's injury; Bowness stays with Bolts (P…

    Sullivan's passion; Hertl's injury; Bowness stays with Bolts (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jun 14
    Here 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 . Congratulations to the #StanleyCup…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Expansion draft rules could force teams to move …

    Rumor Roundup: Expansion draft rules could force teams to move goalies

    The NHL is expected to announce its decision on a possible expansion to Las Vegas by June 22. More details recently emerged regarding the guidelines for an expansion draft that could affect this summer’s trade market . It was originally believed players…
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  • Lightning hire Todd Richards as assistant coach

    Lightning hire Todd Richards as assistant coach

    NHL.com Jun 7
    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Todd Richards as an assistant on coach Jon Cooper's staff. Vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced the move Tuesday. Richards most recently served as head coach of the Col...
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  • Evgeni Malkin getting results despite no results

    Evgeni Malkin getting results despite no results

    yahoo.com Jun 6
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Evgeni Malkin hasn’t scored a goal since Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. This would, logically, be a point of frustration for him. “What do you mean?” said Malkin on Tuesday, when asked if he’s …
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on several of this summer’s top unres…

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on several of this summer’s top unrestricted free agents

    With the July 1 start of the 2016 NHL unrestricted free agency period less than a month away, speculation is ramping up over possible destinations for several of this summer’s top free-agent stars. Heading the list, of course, is Tampa Bay Lightning cap…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Many changes in store for Lightning

    Rumor Roundup: Many changes in store for Lightning

    After falling short in their quest to return to the Stanley Cup final, changes could be coming for the Tampa Bay Lightning. With limited salary-cap space and several key players to re-sign both this summer and next, GM Steve Yzerman faces some difficult…
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  • Video - Lightning Strike Red Wings 00:52

    Lightning Strike Red Wings

    Mar 20
    The Lighting topped the Red Wings 3-1 for their second straight win.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John 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.
  • Video - Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs 01:22

    Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs

    Mar 16
    Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
  • Video - Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In Shootout 00:50

    Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In Shootout

    Mar 12
    Patrice 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.