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Flames acquire Elliott from Blues, eliminating potential Ben Bishop suitor

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 24, 2016 - 19:20
UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: The Calgary Flames acquired goalie Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues, eliminating one potential suitor for the Lightning's Ben Bishop. The Blues received the 35th overall pick in the draft and a conditional third-round pick.
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Lightning signs Brown, Paquette, Witkowski

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 24, 2016 - 13:16
The Lightning started chipping away at its many restricted free agents Friday, signing three, including RW J.T. Brown and C Cedric Paquette to two-year deals.
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Yzerman prepared to deal goalie if it makes sense

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 23, 2016 - 19:25
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has been one of the hottest names on the trade market, especially with the Flames looking for a No. 1 goalie.
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Yzerman hasn't 'closed any doors' on Steven Stamkos deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 23, 2016 - 19:12
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman indicated Thursday he's gotten the clarity he needs regarding captain Steven Stamkos' contract situation. "For the time being," he said. Yzerman is just not ready to reveal it.
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Flames in market for goalie, targeting Ben Bishop?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 23, 2016 - 12:56
It's no secret the Calgary Flames are looking for a No. 1 goaltender, hoping to land one at this weekend's draft. And you'd have to think they'd try to pry Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. It's no secret the Calgary Flames are looking for a No. 1 goaltender, hoping to land one at this weekend's draft.
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Ryan Callahan out five months after hip surgery

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 21, 2016 - 16:09
Lightning wing Ryan Callahan was playing through an undisclosed lower body injury late in the season and throughout the playoffs. Now we know how serious it was.
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All 'quiet' on Ben Bishop front — so far

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 21, 2016 - 10:53
The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft this weekend and free agency opening July 1. Beware of fake Twitter accounts and false rumors. The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft this weekend and free agency opening July 1.
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Yzerman hopes to have clarity on Stamkos by weekend

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 20, 2016 - 13:53
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has maintained his goal and intention is to sign captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term deal.
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Rick Bowness signs multi-year extension with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 14, 2016 - 11:02
Associate coach Rick Bowness has signed a multi-year extension with the Lightning. Bowness, 61, told the Tampa Bay Times last week he had a "couple" years on the deal. "No plans to go anywhere," Bowness said. Associate coach Rick Bowness has signed a multi-year extension with the Lightning.
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Lightning hire Todd Richards as assistant

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 7, 2016 - 10:06
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman made it clear the recent coaching staff shakeup had nothing to do with anything his former teammate, Steve Thomas, did wrong since joining the organization in 2010 as player development coordinator.
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Steve Thomas not returning to Lightning staff

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 6, 2016 - 13:56
For the second straight offseason, coach Jon Cooper has made a change on his staff. 
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Lightning announces preseason schedule

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 6, 2016 - 09:12
The Lightning announced its preseason schedule Monday, with three home games starting Sept 27 against the Hurricanes. 
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Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 27, 2016 - 17:30
The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged.
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Steven Stamkos, Lightning still hopeful a deal can be reached

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 27, 2016 - 16:48
Captain Steven Stamkos said he's never thought he's taken his Lightning jersey off for the final times.
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Steven Stamkos in Lightning lineup for Game 7

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 26, 2016 - 17:26
Steven Stamkos is back. The Lightning captain made his much-anticipted return for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He hadn't played since Mar. 31, working his way back from April 4 surgery to repair a blood clot in his right collarbone area, a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
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Lightning watch party moved per NHL policy

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 26, 2016 - 13:07
The Lightning's watch party for tonight's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final has been moved from Thunder Alley to Channelside, the team saying it is to accommodate more fans. 
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No Steven Stamkos, Ben Bishop for Game 7

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 26, 2016 - 11:51
With the Lightning's season on the line in tonight's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, it needs all the help it can get.
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Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 25, 2016 - 13:42
With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it.
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Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2016 - 11:29
With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.
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