LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lightning Sign Cedric Paquette To A Two Year Contract

#TBLightning signed Cedric Paquette to two year deal — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) June 24, 2016
Via Lightning Shout
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canucks GM in trouble for tampering for Stamkos comments?

Jim Benning needs to learn that it’s not always appropriate to talk. The Vancouver Canucks GM appeared on TSN Radio Vancouver 1040 today to discuss the upcoming draft and free agency. When discussing the topic of Steven Stamkos, Benning said “He’s gonna have lots of interest across the league. But we’ll talk to him and see where it goes.” Benning on Stamkos: He's gonna...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan Out Five Months, Will Miss World Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced this week that top-six forward Ryan Callahan will miss at least five months after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip. Not only will that adversely impact his offseason training, but Callahan will no longer be a part of the Team USA roster at the World Cup of Hockey. Callahan put up 10 goals and 28 points in 73 games last...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Lightning's Ryan Callahan undergoes successful surgery to repair labral tear in hip

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has undergone surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip and will be sidelined about five months, which means he will not play for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey.Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said the operation Tuesday was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York.Callahan appeared in 73 games last...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Ryan Callahan has hip surgery, out 5 months

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has undergone surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip and will be sidelined about five months, which means he will not play for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said the operation Tuesday was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York. Callahan appeared in 73 games last...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning 2016-17 Schedule Released

The NHL released the full 2016-17 season schedule today. Tampa Bay will start the season at Amalie Arena on October 13th as they host the division rival Detroit Red Wings. The Bolts will open with a four-game home stand before going on the road for six games. They will play their Atlantic Division opponents four times, twice at home and twice on the road, except for the Boston Bruins...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lightning continue to seek long-term deal with Stamkos, won’t trade rights

Steven Stamkos is this off-season’s biggest free agent, and he may be the most coveted players to hit the free agent market in the past several seasons. But even as off-season deals get made that see negotiating rights change hands, the Tampa Bay Lightning remain focused on finding a way to find to come to terms with Stamkos on a new deal. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told the Tampa...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Boucher: Vezina Should Belong To Bishop

The National Hockey League will recognize some of its best at the 2016 NHL Awards show in Las Vegas this week. As the Lightning continue to have success and gain prominence in the league it only makes sense that they would be represented at the awards. For the second time in three seasons goalie Ben Bishop is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to the...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE’s Triple H is sending the Penguins a championship belt

The creation of the HBK line starring forwards Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino, and Phil Kessel connected the Pittsburgh Penguins to WWE fans who love wrestling legend Shawn Michaels, AKA the Heartbreak Kid. Michaels joined in on the fun, attending Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and now the WWE is joining in too. Below is a message from Triple H (Paul Michael Levesque who is...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Keeping Vasilevskiy better than Bishop?

There is no denying that the Tampa Bay Lightning have been fortunate with Ben Bishop on their side. After finishing as one of the top goaltenders of the season, the thought of him changing teams is almost comical at first. Tampa Bay, however, is entering a serious dilemma this offseason. It is stressful enough that Steven Stamkos is looking for a new contract and every team wants...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Kucherov, Johnson, Hedman, and Bishop/Vasilevskiy make up a solid core

The Tampa Bay Lightning will likely be at the center of attention this offseason because of Steven Stamkos. The former number one pick from Markham, Ontario is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and while he has stated that would like to remain with Tampa Bay, there is no guarantee that he will be back. Considering how the playoffs fared for the Lightning, there should not be...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Stamkos who?

On Thursday May 26, the Tampa Bay Lightning were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The series took all seven to settle, mainly due to the inconsistent play by both sides. On paper, it was a great series with four games being decided by only one tally and no team winning two in a row until Pittsburgh clinched in game seven. But for those of us who sat down and watched...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ben Roethlisberger's newborn already decked out in Pittsburgh gear

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley welcomed their third child into the world Thursday morning, a healthy baby boy named Bodie.  Just in time for the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Playoffs game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the newest member of Steelers Nation is already decked out in Pittsburgh gear. Roethlisberger posted this fantastic photo to...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL misses the point by nixing Tampa Bay Lightning outdoor watch party

When you are a league like the NHL, growing the game is of paramount importance. Doing anything to take away from it can not only damage the brand but can make the league look petty in the process. So what do we think the league did when the Tampa Bay Lightning tried to organize an outdoor watch party? C’mon, you already know the answer. Response from NHL on TBL watch party...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Drouin offsides on goal as Penguins win challenge

Is there anything more frustrating than scoring a goal in front of your home crowd to put your team up 1-0 in the playoffs and seeing it wiped off the board due to an offsides call? That’s what happened with Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. During Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Drouin scored for what would have been the first goal of the game....
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa radio show gives out free Lightning tattoos to fans

The NHL Eastern Conference Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins has gotten pretty serious. How serious? Controversies over rally towels, traitorous tourism bureaus, and mayoral candidates getting tattoos. How did this start? With Elliott Falcione, a Pittsburgh transplant living in Bradenton who heads up the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The Renaissance Of Jonathan Drouin

In the midst of the Jonathan Drouin drama, I wrote an article stating why he would never be a great fit for the Lightning and concluded that a mutual split would be best for both parties. After two rounds in the postseason, I am ready to admit my conclusion was hasty. Perhaps if everything went according to the Bolts’ plans, my conclusion may have held true. But there was one thing...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop leaves game with leg injury

The Tampa Bay Lightning played a very smart/sound game and emerged victorious on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night. They did, however, suffer some unfortunate luck, as goaltender Ben Bishop left the game late in the first period with a leg injury. Bishop was moving around near the net and appeared to hurt himself...
Via The Sports Daily
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason quick hits: Eastern Conference Final

Postseason VitalsPittsburgh: 8-3-0 in 11 games in the playoffsTampa Bay: 8-2-0 in 10 games in the playoffsHistory of the MatchupThe Lightning defeated the Penguins in a seven-game first-round series in 2011, their only time meeting in the playoffs. During the 2015-16 regular season, the Bolts won the three-game series.Squad Similarities Through the PlayoffsDepth, on both offense...
Via Yardbarker
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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