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All Lightning games will be televised

August 26, 2014 - 13:51
All of the Tampa Bay Lightning regular-season games will be televised this season.
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Namestnikov enjoys NHLPA Rookie Showcase

August 25, 2014 - 13:05
Lightning center prospect Vladislav Namestnikov wasn't much of a card collector growing up, but he did manage to keep every single one he could find with his uncle, former Red Wings forward Slava Kozlov, on the front.
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Could Costello's roller-coaster end in Tampa Bay?

August 22, 2014 - 08:46
For forward prospect Jeff Costello, his whirlwind year almost plays out like an answer to a trivia question.
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Video: Jeff Vinik accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014 - 12:29

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik today accepted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Hillsborough County Schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia, then issued his own challenge. Watch the video to see who's up next.

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NHL makes changes to draft lottery system

August 20, 2014 - 15:29
The National Hockey League announced changes to its draft lottery system Wednesday, hoping to reflect the overall state of competitive balance.
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Malone told police he didn't know where cocaine came from

August 12, 2014 - 16:50
When a Tampa police officer pulled out a zip-lock bag of cocaine out of Ryan Malone's back pocket during an April 11 DUI arrest, the former Lightning wing was stunned.
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Drouin, Vasilevskiy rated No. 1 prospects

August 12, 2014 - 10:32
Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy are expected to play a big role in the team's future.
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Lightning preseason tickets on sale

August 12, 2014 - 10:26
With training camp nearly a month away, the Tampa Bay Lightning has put tickets for its three preseason home games on sale.
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Bishop faces shots for first time since surgery

August 11, 2014 - 09:43
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop faced shots last week for the first time since late April right wrist surgery, and it went well, according to general manager Steve Yzerman.
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Malone's court case expected to be finalized in coming weeks

August 11, 2014 - 09:00
Former Lightning wing Ryan Malone, facing charges of DUI and cocaine possession, had another disposition hearing continued on Monday in Tampa.
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Lightning one of many teams using advanced stats

August 6, 2014 - 13:56
It's not exactly Moneyball - or, more appropriately, Moneypuck - but there has been a lot of buzz this summer about the NHL's use of advanced stats.
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Lightning sign Bishop to two-year extension

August 2, 2014 - 16:23
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop says anyone would love a long-term deal, especially coming off a season in which he was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's top goalie.
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Stamkos deflects speculation of signing with Maple Leafs in future

July 24, 2014 - 10:32
With LeBron James making the blockbuster decision this month to return home to Cleveland, it sparked continued speculation whether one the biggest NHL stars will make a similar move to play for his hometown team.
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Lightning signs Brenden Morrow

July 11, 2014 - 09:37
The Lightning landed the veteran presence it had been looking for Friday, announcing the signing of veteran forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year deal. The 35-year-old Morrow is a former Stars captain. He had 13 goals and 25 points for St. Louis last year.
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Feaster thrilled to be back with Lightning, "hurt" by St. Louis trade

July 8, 2014 - 14:27
Jay Feaster was proudly wearing his Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup ring Tuesday morning, back in an office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and admittedly bleeding blue again.
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Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

July 8, 2014 - 12:48
New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself.
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Lightning sign Kunyk and Corrente

July 8, 2014 - 12:39
The Lightning added to its depth at AHL Syracuse Tuesday be signing F Cody Kunyk and D Matt Corrente to one-year, two-way deals.
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Boyle calls signing with Lightning a "home run"

July 7, 2014 - 15:38
Brian Boyle was on the tail end of his honeymoon, having gone from Napa Valley to two islands in Hawaii, when the key date of July 1st hit.
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Lightning officially announce hiring of former GM Feaster

July 7, 2014 - 14:14
The Lightning officially announced Monday it has brought back former general manager Jay Feaster, who will be the executive director of community hockey development.
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