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The Top 10 moments for 2014-15

The Top 10 moments for 2014-15

thehockeynews.com Updated 15 hours ago
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…
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  • Leiweke resigns from Lightning, Griggs named CEO

    Leiweke resigns from Lightning, Griggs named CEO

    NHL.com Jul 24
    TAMPA 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...
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  • Anze Kopitar and the elite center mega-contract

    Anze Kopitar and the elite center mega-contract

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    This 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…
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  • Martin St-Louis says teams were interested, but his heart wasn’…

    Martin St-Louis says teams were interested, but his heart wasn’t in it anymore

    No 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…
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  • Carter Ashton signs in KHL following 2014-15 season that saw tr…

    Carter Ashton signs in KHL following 2014-15 season that saw trade, suspension

    When 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…
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  • Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    We’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…
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  • Grueling season was well worth it for Lightning's Brian Bo…

    Grueling season was well worth it for Lightning's Brian Boyle

    ESPN.com Jul 14
    Grueling season was well worth it for Lightning's Brian Boyle
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  • World Junior Championship in Florida? Tampa Bay puts in officia…

    World Junior Championship in Florida? Tampa Bay puts in official bid for tournament

    While 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…
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  • Report: Sami Salo set to officially retire after 15-year career

    Report: Sami Salo set to officially retire after 15-year career

    While 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…
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  • The summer of Steven Stamkos panic

    The summer of Steven Stamkos panic

    The 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…
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  • Jeff Tambellini signs one-year contract with Lightning after fo…

    Jeff Tambellini signs one-year contract with Lightning after four seasons in Europe

    For 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…
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  • Getting To Know: Luke Witkowski

    Getting To Know: Luke Witkowski

    Status: 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 …
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  • Lightning sign forward Tambellini to one-year contract

    Lightning sign forward Tambellini to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 5
    TAMPA 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...
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  • Martin St-Louis announces retirement, Hall of Fame is next

    Martin St-Louis announces retirement, Hall of Fame is next

    Martin 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…
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  • Lightning make smart little deal with Erik Condra

    Lightning make smart little deal with Erik Condra

    yahoo.com Jul 1
    Erik 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 $…
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  • CHL Import Draft: who is coming over?

    CHL Import Draft: who is coming over?

    The 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 …
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  • Lightning sign forward Blunden to one-year contract

    Lightning sign forward Blunden to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jun 29
    TAMPA 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...
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  • 2015 Draft Preview – Tampa Bay Lightning apprentice is now the …

    2015 Draft Preview – Tampa Bay Lightning apprentice is now the master

    Tampa 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…
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  • Lightning's Steve Yzerman voted as NHL's general manager of the…

    Lightning's Steve Yzerman voted as NHL's general manager of the year

    NHL.com Jun 24
    LAS 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...
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  • Lightning's Bishop hits four HRs before Rays game

    Lightning's Bishop hits four HRs before Rays game

    NHL.com Jun 23
    Tampa 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...
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  • Lightning goalie Ben Bishop hits 4 homers in batting practice b…

    Lightning goalie Ben Bishop hits 4 homers in batting practice before Tampa Bay Rays game

    NHL.com Jun 23
    ST. 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...
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  • Cup heading to Pride parade?; Galchenyuk fires agent; Gwozdecky…

    Cup heading to Pride parade?; Galchenyuk fires agent; Gwozdecky leaves Lightning (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jun 23
    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 . • Pretty cool Stanley Cup beard. […
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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.

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