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THN’s prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning will win the Stanley Cup

THN’s prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning will win the Stanley Cup

thehockeynews.com Updated 3 hours ago
Forgive Steve Yzerman. He’s less impressed by his Tampa Bay Lightning than the rest of the world is. It takes more than a healthy run at the Presidents’ Trophy to elevate this GM’s heart rate. Call it the byproduct of three Stanley Cup rings, a Conn Smy…
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  • Orioles and Rays Play to 6-6, 10-Inning Tie

    Orioles and Rays Play to 6-6, 10-Inning Tie

    nytimes.com 46 minutes ago
    Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday.
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  • Jameis Winston to work out for Titans after pro day

    Jameis Winston to work out for Titans after pro day

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The Buccaneers are expected to make Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston the first pick of the 2015 draft, but nothing has been set in stone at this point. As a result, the Titans, who own the second overall selection, will be doing their due dilige…
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  • Red Wings' goaltending situation murky as Howard, Mrazek trade …

    Red Wings' goaltending situation murky as Howard, Mrazek trade inconsistent play

    NHL.com 6 hours ago
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - After getting pulled in the Detroit Red Wings' loss to the New York Islanders Sunday, goaltender Petr Mrazek wasn't about to rest on his laurels about shutting out the Tampa Bay Lightning the day before. "Yesterday was yeste...
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  • Lightning's Garrison and Sustr out as Bolts' defense takes more…

    Lightning's Garrison and Sustr out as Bolts' defense takes more injury hits

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    The Tampa Bay Lightning should be a contender. They sort of are a contender. But man … these injuries on defense could really hurt this status. Coach Jon Cooper (of no relation to the author of this piece) announced blueliner Jason Garrison is out three…
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  • Is Doug Martin expendable?

    Is Doug Martin expendable?

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. – There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of the Buccaneers trading quarterback Mike Glennon. That makes sense because Glennon could have more value to other teams than he does for the Bucs, who probably ly will draft Jameis Winst…
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  • One month to first non-New York draft in 50 years

    One month to first non-New York draft in 50 years

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    One month from today, the NFL draft commences in Chicago. It’ll be the first time since 1965 that the draft has occurred in a city other than New York. When the draft begins in the 125-year-old Auditorium Theatre, not much is known about how it will pla…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    Forecasting the big spots on the Bills schedule. A look back at all the Dolphins news from last week. Kansas LB Ben Heeney worked out for the Patriots. The Jets make a couple of appearances on the list of the biggest trades in Buccaneers history. An ear…
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  • Castillo Throws Out Runner, Scores as Red Sox Top Rays 3-2

    Castillo Throws Out Runner, Scores as Red Sox Top Rays 3-2

    nytimes.com 24 hours ago
    Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday
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  • Brandon Magee gets advice from Bo Jackson

    Brandon Magee gets advice from Bo Jackson

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Officially, former Buccaneers linebacker Brandon Magee remains committed to football. Unofficially, he’s giving baseball a try — in spring training with the Red Sox. As he does, Magee is heeding advice from one of the last great two-sport stars, Bo Jack…
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  • After season with diminished role, Flyers' Lecavalier is at a c…

    After season with diminished role, Flyers' Lecavalier is at a career crossroads

    NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    VOORHEES, N.J. - These days it's hard to find the Vincent Lecavalier who once led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup and led the NHL in goals. Almost 35 years old now and in his second season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Lecavalier h...
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  • Playoff clinching scenarios for Sunday, March 29

    Playoff clinching scenarios for Sunday, March 29

    NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    With 14 days remaining in the regular season, there are 12 berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Clubs that can clinch their spots Sunday: * The Tampa Bay Lightning would clinch a playoff berth if the Boston Bruins lose to t...
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  • Tampa Bay center Cedric Paquette injures his leg in a nasty cra…

    Tampa Bay center Cedric Paquette injures his leg in a nasty crash

    thehockeynews.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    We all know athletes put their bodies on the line every game, but Cedric Paquette went above and beyond to stop the Red Wings from scoring an empty net goal on Saturday and may miss some action because of it. Down 3-0 late in the third period, Paquette …
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  • Winston first, Williams second, and then the draft is wide open

    Winston first, Williams second, and then the draft is wide open

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Everyone thinks the Buccaneers will take Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft. Most people think the Titans will take Leonard Williams with the second pick. And after that? No one knows. Taking a look at a total of 10 mock drafts at R…
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  • Orioles-Rays Game Called by Rain

    Orioles-Rays Game Called by Rain

    nytimes.com Mar 27 (3 days ago)
    The Baltimore Orioles' game with the Tampa Bay Rays was called because of rain in the fourth inning on Friday.
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  • Rinne gets 40th win; Preds into 1st in Central

    Rinne gets 40th win; Preds into 1st in Central

    ESPN.com NHL.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division on Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.
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  • Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signs ERFA tender

    Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signs ERFA tender

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers’ second-leading tackler in 2014 has signed his contract offer from the club. Linebacker Danny Lansanah, an exclusive-rights free agent, has officially signed his one-year tender from Tampa Bay. The transaction was listed in the NFL’s Thur…
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  • Brandon Magee still committed to football despite trip to sprin…

    Brandon Magee still committed to football despite trip to spring training

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    While Brandon Magee is joining the Boston Red Sox for the next few weeks to participate in spring training, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker is still fully committed to pursuing his football career. Magee was waived by the Buccaneers this week…
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  • Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospect

    Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospect

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    When Chris Weinke left IMG to take a job as the Rams quarterback coach, he was replaced by another old guy who once played for the Panthers. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden is under the tutelage of…
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  • Mariota may be drafted No. 2, by the Titans or someone else

    Mariota may be drafted No. 2, by the Titans or someone else

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    Most people think the Buccaneers will take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft. But will the Titans take Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota second overall? That’s an open question, but there’s been increasing…
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  • Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning can clinch Thursday

    Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning can clinch Thursday

    NHL.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    The Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday can become the first three teams to clinch spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canadiens, who have a League-leading 100 points, will clinch a playoff spot if they d...
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  • Video - McShay's Mock Draft 4.0 03:02

    McShay's Mock Draft 4.0

    Mar 30
    Todd McShay discusses his latest mock draft, including a move by QB Marcus Mariota.
  • Video - McShay On QB Landing Spots 01:18

    McShay On QB Landing Spots

    Mar 27
    Todd McShay discusses the teams that could be interested in drafting quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL draft.
  • Video - Cut Linebacker Trying To Switch Sports 01:53

    Cut Linebacker Trying To Switch Sports

    Mar 25
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses how the Red Sox have become a potential backup plan for linebacker Brandon Magee, who was cut by Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Bucs Need Lavonte David For Long Haul 00:36

    Bucs Need Lavonte David For Long Haul

    Mar 25
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Tampa Bay can't afford to let Lavonte David become a free agent next year. Leaving salary-cap room for a David contract extension is one reason the Bucs have been cost-conscious this winter.

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