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Steven Stamkos teams up with fans in street hockey game

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos appears to be in prime hockey shape. Well, for street hockey, at least. As part of a campaign with Coke and Special Olympics Canada, the 24-year-old -- who missed three months last season with a broken leg -- hit the ground running Wednesday morning with an impromptu game with some fans.
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Steven Stamkos and the Maple Leafs

Could Steven Stamkos come to Toronto?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The Tampa Bay Lightning

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Thus far I have highlighted the Dallas Stars as my biggest winners during this NHL offseason – but the Stars still find themselves tough against in-division rivals from the Central Division and other clubs from the Western Conference. The narrative, on the other hand, is quite different for those teams closer to the Atlantic. The Eastern Conference...
Via The Sideline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Review – Off-Season Moves Change the Face of the Lightning

Although the Tampa Bay Lightning have not played a game for more than two months now, there has been plenty of action off the ice to satisfy a die-hard Bolts fan’s NHL withdrawals.Following a first-round playoff shellacking courtesy of the Montreal Canadians, Bolts followers knew heads were going to roll. The signing of defenseman Jason Garrison, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Morrow to one-year deal

Brenden Morrow brings a veteran presence to a young Lightning team. Photo Credit: Brad Loper, Dallas Morning News The Tampa Bay Lightning have boatloads of young offensive skill in their forward group, highlighted by former 60-goal scorer Steven Stamkos, Calder Trophy nominees Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, not to mention top prospect Jonathan Drouin, who is expected to join Tampa...
Via Around The Rink
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Prospect Koekkoek recovers from multiple shoulder injuries

Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Slater Koekkoek hopes that his injuries will no longer prevent his return, according to Joe Yerdon of NBC Sports.By Michael Barera--Common WikimediaKoekkoek had been drafted by Tampa Bay as a first-round pick in 2012, and has since been playing for the Windsor Spitfires. While building his defensive skills, each of his three seasons with the Spitfires...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Recap – Tampa Bay Lightning: From Surprise to Certified Contender

The 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning surprised a lot of hockey fans by qualifying for the NHL playoffs. A feat even more impressive considering that many fans wrote them off completely after the league’s division/conference re-alignment. In fact, the Lightning did a whole lot more than just qualify for the postseason, they cruised through the regular season en route to finishing third...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play Guns N Roses “Patience” pretty well. “I wish I was good, like to think I’m...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman Likes His New Team

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes, While Stralman doesn't know the bay area very well, he knows the team is joining. "This team really excites me," Stralman said. "I think this team is very promising. It's been real interesting the last few years and obviously Steve Yzerman has done a tremendous job. When you're making your choice, you want to...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-signs Cody Kunyk, signs Matt Corrente

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning signed two players to one-year, two-way contracts Tuesday. Defenseman Matt Corrente skated in 72 games with the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers last season, and he earned two goals with 11 points. He has played in 235 career AHL games, earning 15 goals and 62 points. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, he has played in 34 career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman eager to place trust in Lightning's direction

TAMPA, Fla. -- Anton Stralman stood in a small room at Tampa Bay Times Forum, wearing new professional colors as a sign of his trust. The veteran defenseman agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning last Tuesday, and the sight never would be possible without faith in his new franchise's possible rise. Stralman, who spent the past three seasons with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Boyle Decided Tampa Bay Was The Place To Play

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, After hearing rave reviews on the Lightning — not to mention living in Tampa — Boyle opted to join forces with Callahan once again and signed a three-year contract with Tampa Bay worth $6 million. Boyle was on his honeymoon in Maui when he signed his new deal, and with wife Lauren Bedford, a model in consideration for the next...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No hard feelings between Lightning prospects Jonathan Drouin, Adam Erne

RW Jonathan Drouin and LW Adam Erne's lockers are side by side during this week's Lightning development camp. It might be symbolic because there's no friction between the two prospects. "We're cool," Erne said at the Ice Sports Forum. "We're friends." The duo has moved on since Erne's controversial hit from behind on Drouin in December...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, one-way contract, the team announced today. Sustr, 23, skated in 43 games last season with the Lightning, earning one goal, seven assists and 16 PIM while averaging 15:48 of ice time. His first career NHL goal came against goaltender Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars on April 5 at the Tampa Bay Times...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Callahan Helped Bring Boyle & Stralman to Tampa

After being traded to the Lightning, Ryan Callahan provided veteran leadership and his patented hard-nosed style to a Tampa team in need of both. Apparently, Callahan has also become a valuable scout as he offered useful information on Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman that GM Steve Yzerman used before deciding to sign both former Ranger players (TBO)… “We got (Callahan’s) thoughts...
Via NY Rangers Blog
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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