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  1. Kris Draper announces retirement from NHL after 20 seasons

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

    Kris Draper

    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.

  2. Steven Stamkos more than happy to stay in Tampa Bay

    Jul 23, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    We knew all along that Steven Stamkos wasn’t going anywhere in free agency and, frankly, so did he.

  3. No more waiting: Lightning sign Steven Stamkos to five-year, $37.5 million deal

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    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.

  4. Why Karl Alzner’s signing proves there won’t be offer sheets for Drew Doughty or Steven Stamkos

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos, Karl Alzner

    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.

  5. Steve Yzerman expects to re-sign Teddy Purcell, whether he goes to salary arbitration or not

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT

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    Teddy Purcell

    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.

  6. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman clears the air over Steven Stamkos

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Steve Yzerman, Jeff Vinik

    Steve Yzerman helps clear the air over what’s going on with Steven Stamkos and whether or not he’s actually available for trade.

  7. Steve Yzerman expects talks with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell to resume Monday

    Jul 9, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Teddy Purcell, Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos

    Expecting some big details on Lightning free agent forwards Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell? Don’t expect many during this weekend.

  8. Ryan Shannon signs with Lightning; A new Sean Bergenheim?

    Jul 8, 2011, 1:26 AM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v Florida Panthers

    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?

  9. Steven Stamkos’ eventual signing in Tampa Bay doesn’t deter Philly’s flirtation with him

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    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.

  10. What teams to watch out for during free agency madness

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Paul Holmgren

    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.

  11. Another big question answered: Lightning hand Dwayne Roloson one-year deal worth $3M

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    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.

  12. Lightning re-sign Eric Brewer to hefty four-year deal worth almost $16 million

    Jun 24, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Victor Hedman, Eric Brewer

    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.

  13. Steven Stamkos and Lightning reportedly closer to a new deal

    Jun 22, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Steven Stamkos

    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.

  14. Other teams could make Tampa Bay miserable if Steven Stamkos reaches restricted free agency

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    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.

  15. Tampa Bay Lightning close to re-signing defenseman Eric Brewer

    Jun 18, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    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.

  16. Sean Bergenheim’s agent says it’s ‘not going to be easy’ for Lightning to sign him before July 1

    Jun 18, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Sean Bergenheim

    The Lightning face some tough questions this off-season and Sean Bergenheim’s agent indicates that his situation won’t be easy, either.

  17. Lightning agree to terms with 2010 1st rounder Brett Connolly

    Jun 11, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Canada v Sweden: 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Six

    The Tampa Bay Lightning look to the future by signing 2010 1st round pick Brett Connolly to an entry-level contract.

  18. NHL GM’s suggest dropping “blindside” from description of Rule 48 for head shots

    Jun 8, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Three

    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.

  19. Stamkos suffered shoulder injury during playoffs

    May 31, 2011, 2:37 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    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.

  20. What Went Wrong: Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    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.

  21. After breakthrough season, Tampa Bay Lightning face tough off-season questions

    May 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    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.

  22. Could the Lightning’s enforcer-free system put them at risk against the Bruins?

    May 16, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game One

    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?

  23. Amazingly, Manny Malhotra skated with the Canucks today

    May 12, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    malhotraap

    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.

  24. Five Thoughts: Yzerman and Boucher make magic in Tampa; Habs stung by own gameplan

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Guy Boucher

    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.

  25. Mike Gillis, David Poile and Steve Yzerman receive GM of the Year nominations; Who should win?

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    Steve Yzerman, Wayne Fleming.

    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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