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Islanders have tough decision to make with Okposo as deadline a…

Islanders have tough decision to make with Okposo as deadline approaches

thehockeynews.com Updated 18 hours ago
It doesn’t seem likely the Lightning will move Steven Stamkos, their captain and top goal scorer, before the trade deadline on Feb. 29, and the reasons why are obvious. Tampa Bay has been one of the best teams over the past few weeks, appear to be turni…
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  • Mark Stone with three-point effort, Senators down Lightning 5-1

    Mark Stone with three-point effort, Senators down Lightning 5-1

    NHL.com Feb 8 (yesterday)
    OTTAWA - Mark Stone had two goals and an assist Monday night as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1. Stone now has five goals and three assists in his past four games after having gone eight straight without a point. T...
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  • Watch Penguins’ Zatkoff reach back to make awesome stick save o…

    Watch Penguins’ Zatkoff reach back to make awesome stick save on Lightning’s Condra

    thehockeynews.com Feb 6 (4 days ago)
    Pittsburgh backup Jeff Zatkoff doesn’t get to play often, so when he does, he wants to make his minutes count. And while he couldn’t help the Penguins overcome a 4-1 deficit Friday, he did make an incredible stick save during Pittsburgh’s attempted come…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Karlsson leads Blue Jackets; Lightning keep ro…

    NHL Three Stars: Karlsson leads Blue Jackets; Lightning keep rolling

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (4 days ago)
    No. 1 Star: William Karlsson, Columbus Blue Jackets Karlsson scored midway through the second and early in the third period as the Blue Jackets edged the Calgary Flames 2-1. Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves and won for the fourth time in five starts. Comi…
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  • NHL Capsules: TAMPA, Fla. - Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman bot…

    NHL Capsules: TAMPA, Fla. - Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman bot…

    NHL.com Feb 6 (5 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. - Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win. Tampa Bay, 10-1 over...
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  • Doug Martin says he wants to remain with Bucs on PFT Live

    Doug Martin says he wants to remain with Bucs on PFT Live

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4 (6 days ago)
    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined to pick up the fifth-year option on running back Doug Martin last May, it meant Martin would be scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2015 season. After a resurgent 2015 campaign that saw Mar…
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  • Red Wings beef up alumni roster for outdoor game, add Yzerman, …

    Red Wings beef up alumni roster for outdoor game, add Yzerman, McCarty

    thehockeynews.com Feb 4 (6 days ago)
    Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman may have been applauding his team’s 3-2 victory over Detroit Wednesday night, but come Feb. 26, he’ll be slipping on a Red Wings jersey and skating in his former red and white. It was announced Wednesday that Yzerman…
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  • Rays' Smyly Wins 1st MLB Salary Arbitration Case of Year

    Rays' Smyly Wins 1st MLB Salary Arbitration Case of Year

    nytimes.com Feb 4 (6 days ago)
    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Deal brewing between Lightning and Blues for Dro…

    Rumor Roundup: Deal brewing between Lightning and Blues for Drouin

    thehockeynews.com Feb 4 (6 days ago)
    It’s been a month since the agent for Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Jonathan Drouin revealed his client’s trade request. While the 20-year-old remains suspended indefinitely by the Bolts for refusing to play for their AHL affiliate in Syracuse, GM Ste…
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  • Lightning’s Coburn makes awesome saucer pass to set up J.T. Bro…

    Lightning’s Coburn makes awesome saucer pass to set up J.T. Brown

    thehockeynews.com Feb 4 (6 days ago)
    Everyone loves a highlight-reel goal or a huge hit, but there’s something about a great pass — those how-did-he-see-him feeds — that makes it just as spectacular to watch. Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay blueliner Braydon Coburn…
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  • 2000 Ravens, 2002 Bucs ... 2015 Broncos? Defense has won before

    2000 Ravens, 2002 Bucs ... 2015 Broncos? Defense has won before

    yahoo.com Feb 2
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula has spent the past week-plus studying the Denver Broncos defense. He is impressed. He started listing everything he had seen on film from the Broncos defense. “Speed,” Shula said. “Ch…
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  • Sean McDermott says the Eagles called, never went far

    Sean McDermott says the Eagles called, never went far

    Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott did get a pair of head coaching interviews, with the Browns and Buccaneers. But in an offseason in which all the jobs were filled by guys with offensive backgrounds, it wasn’t the right time to be a young an…
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  • Three up, three down: Rangers improving puck possession numbers…

    Three up, three down: Rangers improving puck possession numbers make them contenders

    With the end of the all-star break, the NHL season has reached it’s unofficial halfway point, making a great time to look at which teams have been hot (or not). Most people would take that to mean who got the most points during January, but with the NHL…
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  • Doug Martin: “You have to” give 100 percent in Pro Bowl

    Doug Martin: “You have to” give 100 percent in Pro Bowl

    Buccaneers running back Doug Martin might be headed for free agency. But first he’s in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, and Martin said this week he won’t be letting up when the pads come on Sunday night. “It’s a nice vacation setting but when it comes to playi…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos end up in Toronto?

    Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos end up in Toronto?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning stoked more speculation of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos joining the Leafs in the near future. Stamkos, who turns 26 in February, is eligible in July for unrestricted free agency. While he a…
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  • Bucs G.M. not interested in trading Mike Glennon

    Bucs G.M. not interested in trading Mike Glennon

    There are more teams looking for quarterback help — or which should be — than there are starters available. But even though the Buccaneers have a face-of-the-franchise in Jameis Winston now, they’re hanging onto backup Mike Glennon. Via Scott Reynolds o…
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  • Video - Edwards praises Dungy 01:40

    Edwards praises Dungy

    Feb 8
    Herm Edwards, along with Texans coach Bill O'Brien, share their thoughts on Tony Dungy getting elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and what it means to them for him to be chosen.
  • Video - Tony Dungy elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame 01:50

    Tony Dungy elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Feb 6
    Former head coach Tony Dungy describes the feeling when he found out he was a Hall of Famer and what Colts owner Jim Irsay said to him.
  • Video - Reese Waters laments lack of stars in Pro Bowl 00:52

    Reese Waters laments lack of stars in Pro Bowl

    Jan 28
    Reese Waters looks at the number of big-name players that pulled out of the Pro Bowl and their replacements.
  • Video - More suits pending after FSU's settlement with Winston accuser 02:23

    More suits pending after FSU's settlement with Winston accuser

    Jan 25
    ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson explains why Florida State's settlement with Erica Kinsman is not the end of the legal issues surrounding Jameis Winston.