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Tampa Bay Lightning have the coolest NHL billboard of season (P…

Tampa Bay Lightning have the coolest NHL billboard of season (Photo)

yahoo.com Updated 20 hours ago
There are only so many ways to present a hockey billboard promoting the new season. The standard formula: Famous player plus image of intensity plus some clichéd tagline that’s typically related to ice. (Example: “Kick Ice.”) Which is why the Tampa Bay …
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  • Steven Stamkos on the subway and other bizarre phone interviews

    Steven Stamkos on the subway and other bizarre phone interviews

    thehockeynews.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos is on the cover of the latest issue of The Hockey News. I was tasked with getting ‘Stammer’ on the phone for the article, which also included interviews with teammates, family and others who know the captain.…
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  • The top 10 goalies most likely to have a down year

    The top 10 goalies most likely to have a down year

    thehockeynews.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    No one has ever understood goaltenders. From Hall of Fame puker Glenn Hall to wall-kicking Josh Harding, they’re a breed apart and considering the dangerous occupation they chose, perhaps they can be forgiven for their eccentricities. Recently, it’s bee…
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  • Watch Steven Stamkos break stuff with his shot

    Watch Steven Stamkos break stuff with his shot

    thehockeynews.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)
    If you’re asked “who has the best shot in the NHL today” you might come back with an answer of Shea Weber or Zdeno Chara or Alex Ovechkin or Steven Stamkos. These players have hard, accurate shots and are among the best goal scorers at their position. W…
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  • McDonagh ready to be Rangers captain: report

    McDonagh ready to be Rangers captain: report

    NHL.com Sep 14 (7 days ago)
    Ryan McDonagh is ready to be captain of the New York Rangers, the defenseman told the New York Daily News. The Rangers have been without a captain since trading Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis on March 5. "I thi...
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  • Ryan Malone signs with Rangers five months after DUI, cocaine a…

    Ryan Malone signs with Rangers five months after DUI, cocaine arrest

    In mid-April of 2014, then-Tampa Bay Lightning winger Ryan Malone was arrested on charges of cocaine possession and driving under the influence. Two months later, the Tampa Bay Lightning used their second compliance buyout on Malone, who had one more ye…
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  • The best Russian goalie prospect in years is finally here

    The best Russian goalie prospect in years is finally here

    Once a team drafts a hot name in the prospect world, it only stands to reason that fans would want to see that player as soon as possible, even if it’s not with the NHL club right away. For Tampa Bay Lightning boosters, the wait was a little longer with…
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  • Veteran forward Malone skates with Rangers

    Veteran forward Malone skates with Rangers

    NHL.com Sep 7
    Ryan Malone participated in informal skates with the New York Rangers on Monday. Malone has been a free agent since the Tampa Bay Lightning used their second compliance buyout on the forward on June 25. At the time Malone had one year and $2.5 ...
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  • Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

    Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

    yahoo.com Sep 6
    (The 2014-15 NHL season is nearly upon us, and attempting to handicap the winners and losers can sometimes leave us speechless. So we decided to break down all 30 teams with the next best thing to words: Emojis!) Last Season In Emojis
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  • Weekend odds and ends: Stamkos’ unsatisfactory explanation; Bro…

    Weekend odds and ends: Stamkos’ unsatisfactory explanation; Brodeur in Montreal; and young Ducks goalies

    On the first weekend in September, here are a few medium-sized hockey thoughts for your consideration: • Lightning star Steven Stamkos addressed the media in Tampa Bay Thursday and talked in greater detail about his adventures on social media this summe…
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  • Lightning captain Stamkos says leg 'much stronger'

    Lightning captain Stamkos says leg 'much stronger'

    NHL.com Sep 4
    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos said Thursday his injured right leg is much better than it was at the end of last season. Stamkos broke his right tibia on Nov. 11 in a game against the Boston Bruins. He returned March 6 to play the f...
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  • Bettman downplays expansion talk; remembering '94 lockout; new …

    Bettman downplays expansion talk; remembering '94 lockout; new arena name for Lightning (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Sep 4
    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. Exclusive first-look at the new #Canucks mask of @RyanMiller3039 #fancy #IsItOct…
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  • Top 10 wacky NHL predictions

    Top 10 wacky NHL predictions

    Pre-season predictions are a mug’s game at the best of times, because the truth is often far stranger than any fiction we could dream up. Well, we’re going to put that to the test, because today’s predictions are all of the…um, far-fetched variety. So s…
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  • Top 10 off-season NHL signings

    Top 10 off-season NHL signings

    As the beginning of NHL training camps draws closer, it’s natural for fans to debate and discuss which teams had the most productive off-season. And although the answer to that question won’t be confirmed for months, if not years, that won’t stop us fro…
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  • Eric Brewer hopes to help turn around the Prince George Cougars

    Eric Brewer hopes to help turn around the Prince George Cougars

    Eric Brewer and Dan Hamhuis are old hands at the NHL game. Both are veteran defenseman out of British Columbia and both played their junior hockey with the Prince George Cougars. Now, as part of a new ownership group, Brewer and Hamhuis are hoping to he…
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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 Aug 21
    (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
    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

    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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  • Video - Breaking Things With Steven Stamkos 01:49

    Breaking Things With Steven Stamkos

    Sep 19
    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos illustrates the power of his slap shot by destroying everything from a cake to a fish tank.
  • Video - Eastern Conference Risers And Fallers 07:40

    Eastern Conference Risers And Fallers

    Sep 16
    Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun, Katie Strang and Craig Custance look at the teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference that improved in the offseason, and those that are starting to slide backward.
  • 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.

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