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Cooper: "There are spots open"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 29, 2014 - 12:43
Instead of heading to France, defenseman Luke Witkowski was getting ready to board a bus to Naples Monday afternoon, and he couldn't have been happier.
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Big consolation prize: Crunch having camp in France

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 28, 2014 - 09:57
Coach Jon Cooper said if there was ever a year to get cut by the Lightning in training camp, it’s this one.
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Vinik on spending to cap, keeping Stamkos and being "world class"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2014 - 15:56
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik says is goal is to roughly break even while building a team that can compete at the highest level year after year.
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Back in black: Lightning like new alternate jerseys

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2014 - 15:41
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos figured the fans would like the team's new alternate jerseys, which would make them look "leaner and meaner."
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Lightning make next round of cuts, including DeAngelo, Erne

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2014 - 15:09
The Lightning made its big round of cuts Saturday afternoon, narrowing it's roster to the 28 it plans to bring to Estero Monday for the final week of training camp.
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Stamkos getting explosiveness back

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 26, 2014 - 11:17
When Lightning captain Steven Stamkos takes the ice tonight for his first exhibition action, he'll do so looking - and feeling - more like his old self.
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Stamkos, Bishop to play tonight against Stars

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 26, 2014 - 09:07
Two of the Lightning's top players will see their first exhibition action tonight, with captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop in the lineup against the Stars at Amalie Arena.
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Injured Drouin still pushing to be in lineup when season starts

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 25, 2014 - 10:20
Touted prospect Jonathan Drouin skated in practice with the Lightning's game group Thursday morning, doing light stick-handling and shooting.
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Palat, Johnson headline Lightning Thursday lineup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 24, 2014 - 18:19
Calder Trophy finalists Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat headline the Lightning lineup for Thursday's game in Nashville against the Predators.
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Lightning to unveil third jersey at Fan Fest; full schedule

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2014 - 16:18
The Lightning announced it will unveil its new (third) alternate jersey Saturday at Fan Fest, with captain Steven Stamkos showing it off before the noon scrimmage at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning cuts include Point, Thomas and Masin

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2014 - 16:14
The Lightning made its first round of cuts, reassigning 2014 draft picks C Brayden Point, D Ben Thomas, LW Cristiano DiGiacinto and D Dominik Masin to their junior teams.
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Drouin out 3-4 weeks with thumb fracture

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2014 - 10:19
Touted Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin will be out 3-4 weeks due to a slight fracture in his right thumb, putting his start to the season in jeopardy.
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Lightning lineup vs. Predators; Vasilevskiy makes debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2014 - 18:30
If you're going to the Lightning's first exhibition game Tuesday against the Predators at Amalie Arena, you won't see too many of the veteran front-line players.
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Drouin could miss first part of preseason

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2014 - 13:38
While the Lightning haven't considered Jonathan Drouin's upper-body injury serious, it looks like the touted wing prospect could miss the rest of the week.
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Highlights from Sunday's scrimmage; Stamkos sits

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 21, 2014 - 14:00
The Lightning had its first full scrimmage of training camp Sunday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, with many fans coming out to take advantage of one of the few open practices.
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Stamkos says leadership is by committee

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2014 - 16:04
Steven Stamkos is the Lightning captain, the face of the franchise and one of the top players in the league.
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Drouin to miss Sunday's scrimmage due to upper-body injury

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2014 - 15:00
Those fans expecting to see touted RW prospect Jonathan Drouin at today’s open practice and scrimmage in Brandon will be disappointed.
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Picking Stamkos' linemates won't be an "open audition"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 19, 2014 - 15:25
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said players were told not to read too much into what groups they practiced with - or lines they were on - during training camp.
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Cooper: There's "no rush" with Jonathan Drouin

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 18, 2014 - 16:52
Lightning coach Jon Cooper can see a pronounced difference in touted  prospect RW Jonathan Drouin from the beginning of last year’s camp to now.
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Bishop says he won't be held back in camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 18, 2014 - 11:03
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was pretty happy with how he performed in throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday's Rays-Yankees game.
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