Lightning coach Cooper says sky’s the limit for Drouin after dramatic campaign
thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 16
Jonathan Drouin didn’t win any end-of-season awards, didn’t lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in scoring and he didn’t single handedly carry the club to the Stanley Cup. That said, it’d be hard to think of a player who had a more interesting or up-and-down s…Share Tweet
James Wisniewski played one shift and threw one hit as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. The result was a torn ACL, 81 games on the sideline and a buyout that ended Wisniewski’s tenure as a Hurricane. That doesn’t appear it will be the end of his car…Share Tweet
The next Johnny Gaudreau? Meet Kailer Yamamotothehockeynews.com Aug 4PLYMOUTH, MICH. – Kailer Yamamoto hasn’t made the U.S. world junior team yet, but if history is any indicator, he’ll bring a ton of offense if he does make the squad. Though he is only 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Yamamoto has been lightning every time he h…Share Tweet
The five players with the biggest buyout cap hits in 2016-17thehockeynews.com Aug 4Antoine Vermette has officially become an unrestricted free agent following an entirely unexpected buyout that saw the 34-year-old sent packing by the Arizona Coyotes. Vermette told RDS that he understands the reasoning behind the move from the Coyotes’…Share Tweet
So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?thehockeynews.com Aug 3August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…Share TweetThe image of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop writhing in pain on the ice and clutching at his left leg before being stretchered off the ice was one of the worst of the post-season. The injury would knock Bishop out of the Eastern Conference fi…Share Tweet
Rumour Roundup: Red Wings and Lightning may need to make trades to become cap compliantthehockeynews.com Jul 30The Detroit Red Wings avoided arbitration this week with defenseman Danny DeKeyser and goaltender Petr Mrazek. DeKeyser, 26, inked a five-year, $30-million contract, while the 24-year-old Mrazek agreed to a two-year, $8-million deal. These deals, howeve…Share Tweet
Five potentially cheap free agents who could be savvy pickupsthehockeynews.com Jul 28Matt Carle had the worst season of his career in 2015-16. Even he didn’t have high praise of his play with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who bought out the final two seasons of his six-year, $33-million contract. “I’ve never had a year like that,” Carle told…Share Tweet
Lightning GM Yzerman not worried about getting deal done for Kucherovthehockeynews.com Jul 28Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman isn’t worried about getting a deal done with restricted free agent Nikita Kucherov, even as he remains one of the final players the Lightning need to lock up as the off-season winds on. That should come as no surpris…Share Tweet
Signing bonuses could become next CBA battlegroundthehockeynews.com Jul 26When 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 26Andrei 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 25Tampa 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 25The 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 22From 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
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