LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cal Looks to Leave His Own Foote-Prints in the NHL

With their first pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Callan Foote at 14th overall, the son of former defenseman Adam who won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, played in over 1,000 NHL games and was a captain with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Cal Foote, 2017 NHL Draft, June 23rd, Tampa Bay Lightning (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The younger Foote...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Lightning Prospect Ben Thomas

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone and the Tampa Bay Lightning selected six players to fill their prospect ranks. While most, if not all, of those six players will not be making their NHL debut next season, one Lightning prospect who has a very strong chance to make his is defenseman Ben Thomas. Ben Thomas (Brad Watson/CHL) A native of Calgary, Alberta, Thomas played a key...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr, forward Yanni Gourde

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Get To Know Alexander Volkov

One of the biggest surprises of the draft was the second-round pick spent on 20-year-old Alexander Volkov by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The native of Moscow, Russia, didn’t have much exposure last year because of an injury but he also played very well in the Canada-Russia series last November. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

NHL Expansion Draft: Tampa Bay Lightning Protection Strategy

Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Wild have reportedly received 'quality' trade offers for Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is less than a week away and already the league has seen a big trade in Jonathan Drouin as well as a ton of trade rumors surrounding just about every team. With teams expected to make their protected player lists public a few days before the draft, there’s bound to be plenty of action for fans to follow and digest.Now, on to the latest trade rumor!The...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens acquire Jonathan Drouin from Lightning

The NHL offseason was always going to be weird and this one looks like it’s off to a proper start.As the NHL expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights looms, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired left wing Jonathan Drouin and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2018 from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional 2018 second-round pick...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings sign forward Bokondji Imama after Tampa Bay trade

Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nikita Kucherov blasts Lightning teammates

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished their season almost three weeks ago, missing out on a spot in the playoffs by a narrow margin. With the year in the books, now is the time where players typically take time off and recover before preparing for the next challenge in 2017-18. That’s not the case for Kucherov.While preparing in Russia for the World Championship...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos inches closer to return for Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been missing one big piece of their team almost the entire season. Fortunately for them, that piece is forward Steven Stamkos and he seems to be progressing well from the injury he suffered on November 15. Recently he was able to resume skating drills and stickhandling practices and remains steadily on the timetable he was given for his injury. Unfortunately...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Big decisions ahead for Tampa Bay Lightning at trade deadline

For a team expected to be atop the Atlantic division, this season has been a disappointing one for the Tampa Bay Lightning. With his team outside the playoffs looking in, the General Manager of the Lightning Steve Yzerman needs to take a good look at his team and decide what moves need to be made so his team is back in the hunt next season. The most prevalent issue for Yzerman to...
Via isportsweb.com
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Most likely trading partners for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ben Bishop

Before this season began the starting goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ben Bishop, was rumored to be on the trading block. With his contract up after this year and the team having a solid young goalie in Andrei Vasilevskiy, Bishop was expendable to the team. However, as the Lightning were considered Stanley Cup favorites at the beginning of the year, many expected the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss
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