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Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Tampa Bay Lightn…

Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Tampa Bay Lightning Edition

yahoo.com Updated Aug 21 (yesterday)
(Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Did new Tampa Bay Lightning black 3rd jersey leak?

    Did new Tampa Bay Lightning black 3rd jersey leak?

    yahoo.com Aug 19 (4 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting a third jersey this season to go along with that Maple Leafs-meets-Flash-Gordon jersey that some love and some loathe. Because really, what says “Florida sunshine” better than a dark noir jersey … Hockey Bay, a blog t…
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  • Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson is ready for his encore

    Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson is ready for his encore

    thehockeynews.com Aug 16 (7 days ago)
    It’s the middle of the summer and Tyler Johnson is just kicking back at home in Spokane, Wash. You would think the Tampa Bay Lightning pivot would be crushing a vacation, seeing as he’s coming off a Calder Trophy nomination and a new contract that will …
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  • Teddy Purcell has no hard feelings after Tampa Bay traded him

    Teddy Purcell has no hard feelings after Tampa Bay traded him

    There are trades, and then there are trades that ship you 2,366 miles northwest. The late-June swap that sent right winger Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay to Edmonton was a shock. His closet said it all. It contained zero winter jackets and hadn’t for seve…
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  • Ryan Malone has no idea where that cocaine came from

    Ryan Malone has no idea where that cocaine came from

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    Ryan Malone was pulled over on April 11 on suspicion of DUI by a Tampa police officer. This continued a string of bad luck for the Tampa Bay Lightning forward, who went from being a high-profile acquisition in 2008 to limited ice time in 2013-14 to a he…
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  • Ryan Malone has no idea where that cocaine came from

    Ryan Malone has no idea where that cocaine came from

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    Ryan Malone was pulled over on April 11 on suspicion of DUI by a Tampa police officer. This continued a string of bad luck for the Tampa Bay Lightning forward, who went from being a high-profile acquisition in 2008 to limited ice time in 2013-14 to a he…
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  • Lightning sign goalie Bishop to 2-year deal

    Lightning sign goalie Bishop to 2-year deal

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension.
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  • Lightning sign Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop to 2-year cont…

    Lightning sign Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop to 2-year contract extension

    NHL.com Aug 2
    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension. The team announced the signing Saturday. Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist last season, went 37-14-7 with a 2.23 goals-against-average...
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  • Trevor Linden joins movement against staged fighting in the NHL

    Trevor Linden joins movement against staged fighting in the NHL

    For decades, anyone who has questioned the usefulness of fighting in hockey has heard the phrase “you never played the game, so you wouldn’t understand” thrown at them. Of course, the idea anyone needs to have been an NHL player to comment on fighting i…
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  • Blue Jackets re-sign Tyrell to one-year contract

    Blue Jackets re-sign Tyrell to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 28
    Forward Dana Tyrell re-signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, agreeing to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Tyrell, 25, played seven games for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season. He pl...
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  • Prospect Watch: Tampa Bay’s Dominik Masin is a wanted man

    Prospect Watch: Tampa Bay’s Dominik Masin is a wanted man

    Getting drafted is a dream for all high-end hockey prospects, but being selected by a team on the rise like the Tampa Bay Lightning makes the day even more sweet. Czech defenseman Dominik Masin was picked 35th overall by the Bolts this summer, capping o…
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  • Who won the Brad Richards to Dallas trade…six years later?

    Who won the Brad Richards to Dallas trade…six years later?

    Brad Richards has had a very good, well-decorated career. He’s won a Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy and been paid richly for his efforts. He’s also been the subject of some criticism, particularly in New York the past few years, and was bought out …
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  • Stamkos eyes 60 goals, Stanley Cup with Lightning

    Stamkos eyes 60 goals, Stanley Cup with Lightning

    Steven Stamkos would like to score 60 goals again and win the Stanley Cup. He believes both are possible with the Tampa Bay Lightning. "I hope so," Stamkos said to TSN of another 60-goal season. "I'm definitely not going to tell myself it's not...
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  • Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Bac…

    Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Backes

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

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

    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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  • NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

    NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

    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

    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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  • 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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