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Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

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…
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  • Lightning’s Vasilevskiy says he’d rather be NHL backup than KHL…

    Lightning’s Vasilevskiy says he’d rather be NHL backup than KHL starter

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Ben Bishop updates his Tron-style design for awesome Team USA m…

    Ben Bishop updates his Tron-style design for awesome Team USA mask

    thehockeynews.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. …
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on the remaining notable UFAs

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on the remaining notable UFAs

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Are Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier Hall of Famers?

    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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bishop could be trade candidate as Lightning sea…

    Rumor Roundup: Bishop could be trade candidate as Lightning search for cap space

    The 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…
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  • Russia accepts Voynov can’t play at World Cup, Nesterov named a…

    Russia accepts Voynov can’t play at World Cup, Nesterov named as replacement

    Defenseman 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…
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  • Lightning agree to $31.15M, 7-year deal with Alex Killorn

    Lightning agree to $31.15M, 7-year deal with Alex Killorn

    The 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...
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  • Rapid Fire: with Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman

    Rapid Fire: with Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman

    With 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 …
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  • Bond with 'Heddy' one reason Stamkos stayed with Lightning

    Bond with 'Heddy' one reason Stamkos stayed with Lightning

    ESPN.com Jul 5
    Bond with 'Heddy' one reason Stamkos stayed with Lightning
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  • Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed exp…

    Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectations

    On 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…
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  • Patience continues to pay off for Steve Yzerman and the Lightni…

    Patience continues to pay off for Steve Yzerman and the Lightning

    While 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…
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  • Lightning, Sharks earn high grades; Isles get an incomplete

    Lightning, Sharks earn high grades; Isles get an incomplete

    ESPN.com Jul 2
    Lightning, Sharks earn high grades; Isles get an incomplete
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  • Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Contractual 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…
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  • Lightning sign Hedman, Vasilevskiy to extensions

    Lightning sign Hedman, Vasilevskiy to extensions

    The 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...
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  • NHL free agency 2016: deal tracker and analysis

    NHL free agency 2016: deal tracker and analysis

    Welcome 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…
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  • Steven Stamkos shows his true captain colors in re-signing with…

    Steven Stamkos shows his true captain colors in re-signing with Tampa Bay

    Steven 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…
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  • Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Less 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.…
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  • Everything is happening: Recapping the craziest 53 minutes the …

    Everything is happening: Recapping the craziest 53 minutes the NHL has seen in years

    During 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…
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  • Yzerman and Stamkos ensure Lightning will have an extended stay…

    Yzerman and Stamkos ensure Lightning will have an extended stay at top of the NHL

    We 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…
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  • Steven Stamkos and financial case for staying with Lightning

    Steven Stamkos and financial case for staying with Lightning

    yahoo.com Jun 28
    When 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…
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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.