Jul 26, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT
After a 20 year NHL career, Kris Draper calls it quits after what ended up being an outstanding career from one that started off inauspiciously.
Jul 23, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT
We knew all along that Steven Stamkos wasn’t going anywhere in free agency and, frankly, so did he.
Jul 19, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT
You can kill the rumor mill on Steven Stamkos. Tampa Bay signs their superstar restricted free agent to a five-year deal worth $37.5 million.
Jul 16, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT
Surprised that Karl Alzner wasn’t a target for an offer sheet as a restricted free agent? So were we and it shows why no one is going to take a shot at signing Drew Doughty or Steven Stamkos.
Jul 15, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT
While he’s not sure if the Lightning can re-sign him before salary arbitration, Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman believes that Teddy Purcell will play for the Bolts in 2011-12.
Jul 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Steve Yzerman helps clear the air over what’s going on with Steven Stamkos and whether or not he’s actually available for trade.
Jul 9, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Expecting some big details on Lightning free agent forwards Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell? Don’t expect many during this weekend.
Jul 8, 2011, 1:26 AM EDT
Ryan Shannon signed a 1-year, $625,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Can the speedy forward be this year’s version of Sean Bergenheim for the Guy Boucher and the Bolts?
Jul 5, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT
While Steven Stamkos stays unsigned as a restricted free agent, it provides the fertile ground needed for speculation to rage that somehow the Philadelphia Flyers can get him away from Tampa Bay.
Jul 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Free agency day figures to be a big one for a lot of teams, but which ones are worth keeping a closer eye on today? We’ve got a few that are worth eyeballing.
Jun 29, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT
The Lightning still have a lot of questions to answer this off-season, but they crossed off one of the biggest ones by re-signing top goalie Dwayne Roloson to a one-year, $3 million deal.
Jun 24, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT
The Lightning rewarded their leader in 2011 playoff ice time by giving Eric Brewer a four-year contract worth a little less than $16 million. Previous injury issues could make this deal Steve Yzerman’s first major mistake as Tampa Bay’s GM.
Jun 22, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT
The Lightning are close to getting a deal done with soon-to-be restricted free agent Steven Stamkos. Yeah, like they were going to let him get away.
Jun 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT
The Tampa Bay Lightning could deal with all kinds of headaches if Steven Stamkos becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Click “Read More” for some nightmare scenarios.
Jun 18, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT
Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Eric Brewer are optimistic they’ll be able to reach an agreement on a contract extension in the near future.
Jun 18, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT
The Lightning face some tough questions this off-season and Sean Bergenheim’s agent indicates that his situation won’t be easy, either.
Jun 11, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to the future by signing 2010 1st round pick Brett Connolly to an entry-level contract.
Jun 8, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT
During the NHL GM meetings in Boston, they’ve suggested a slight adjustment to Rule 48 that could go a long way to cleaning things up in the league.
May 31, 2011, 2:37 AM EDT
As the members of the Tampa Bay Lightning cleared out their lockers for the year, Steven Stamkos revealed that he’d been playing with a shoulder injury since the first round.
May 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT
Tampa Bay went a lot further than many thought they’d go in the playoffs but still came up short against the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals. We’ve got a few things that went wrong for them that led to their demise.
May 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
The Lightning had a great run, but it could come at a price. GM Steve Yzerman has some big decisions to make as important players (including Steven Stamkos and Dwayne Roloson) approach restricted and unrestricted free agency.
May 16, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT
The Bruins bullied the Lightning once it was clear Tampa Bay could win Game 1. While Boston’s actions generates debate for fines and suspensions, there’s also the question: do the Lightning suffer without a true enforcer?
May 12, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
It’s just a small step in the recovery process, but the hockey world received great news that Manny Malhotra skated with the Canucks today.
Apr 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
With our final Five Thoughts of the first round, we’re happy to laud both the Lightning and Penguins management while being critical of both Boston and Montreal for different reasons.
Apr 20, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT
The NHL named the three nominees for the 2010-11 GM of the Year award: Vancouver’s Mike Gillis, Nashville’s David Poile and Tampa Bay’s Steve Yzerman. Find out more about their work and vote for your favorite in the poll.
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- Report: Johansen has gotten no shortage of KHL offers 36
- Update: Drouin out with upper body injury, not expected to miss preseason 1
- Report: NHL officials to participate in preseason without new CBA 1
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- ‘C’-less Thornton comes out swing against Wilson’s ‘tomorrow team’ talk 18
- Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too 6
- Update: Giroux out two weeks with lower-body injury 26
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