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Stamkos still working on timing

March 10, 2014 - 15:03
Lightning star Steven Stamkos didn't participate in today's morning skate, but there's no cause for concern. He's playing tonight against the Coyotes.
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Smith not seeking redemption vs. Lightning tonight

March 10, 2014 - 14:08
Former Lightning goalie Mike Smith got to catch up with some former teammates Sunday night, the eve of his return to Tampa Bay for the first time since signing with the Coyotes after the 2011 season.
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Lightning sign forward Yanni Gourde

March 9, 2014 - 16:54
The Lightning added to its depth Sunday, signing free-agent forward Yanni Gourde. Gourde will be on an AHL contract the rest of the season and on a two-way NHL contract for the 2014-15 seasons.
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Slumping Kucherov is a healthy scratch vs. Bruins

March 8, 2014 - 18:48
Rookie RW Nikita Kucherov admits he’s in a scoring slump, and that his confidence has dipped a bit recently.
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Prospect Slater Koekkoek done for year with shoulder injury

March 7, 2014 - 17:39
Lightning defenseman prospect Slater Koekkoek is done for the season due to a right shoulder injury, general manager Steve Yzerman confirmed. Koekkoek, the 10th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, had his left shoulder surgically-repaired the last two seasons. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday, Yzerman said.
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Stamkos calls Bruins game "a true character test"

March 7, 2014 - 13:51
For the Lightning, there were many things to like about Thursday's game, despite the 3-1 loss to the Sabres.
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Stamkos the new Lightning captain

March 6, 2014 - 19:39
The Lightning started a new era Thursday night with a new captain.
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Marty St. Louis says trade to the Rangers part of "tough and weird" day

March 6, 2014 - 15:21
So, there was Marty St. Louis on Wednesday sitting on the bench at Madison Square Garden in a Rangers jersey. Even he was struck by how "weird" that was.
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View photos of Jeff Vinik's Boston mansion

March 6, 2014 - 14:14
The Times' Drew Harwell told you back in October that Lightning owner Jeff Vinik listed his Boston mansion for a whopping $17 million.
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Callahan knows he is not a replacement for St. Louis

March 6, 2014 - 12:26
The main aspect of the first conversation Lightning coach Jon Cooper had with newly acquired right wing Ryan Callahan basically came down to this:
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Marty St. Louis' letter to Lightning fans

March 5, 2014 - 19:51
Former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis, traded to the Rangers Wednesday, addressed his departure from Tampa Bay in the following letter to fans and media:
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Lightning trades Marty St. Louis to the Rangers

March 5, 2014 - 10:30
The Lightning has traded captain Marty St. Louis to the Rangers for their captain Ryan Callahan and 2015 first-round pick and a 2014 second-round pick. New York apparently upped its offer on Tuesday to include the first-round.
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Filppula ready to go vs. Blues, Johnson a question mark

March 4, 2014 - 14:43
The Lightning will get a huge piece to its puzzle back tonight against the Blues as center Valtteri Filppula said his fractured right ankle feels strong enough to play. But the team might be without center Tyler Johnson, who has been dealing with a sore (at least) left foot since being hit by a puck Feb. 4 at Minnesota.
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Injured Gudas likely out Tuesday against the Blues

March 3, 2014 - 17:34
The last thing the already banged-up Lightning needs is another injury, but that is what it got. It only remains to be seen whether or not it is serious.
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Former Lightning GM Brian Lawton says St. Louis requested trade to Rangers in 2009

February 28, 2014 - 18:58
Lightning star Marty St. Louis requested a trade to the Rangers in 2009, said Brian Lawton, who was Tampa Bay's general manager at the time.
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Filppula still too sore to play as Lightning opens busy stretch

February 27, 2014 - 14:11
Valtteri Filppula had high hopes of playing in Thursday's game with the Predators, but the Lightning center said his fractured right ankle, which was injured Feb. 6 against the Maple Leafs, still is too sore.
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It appears Marty St. Louis trade rumors will fester

February 26, 2014 - 12:44
Lightning captain Marty St. Louis and general manager Steve Yzerman had a chance to squash the trade rumors surrounding St. Louis, but that did not happen on Wednesday.
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Marty St. Louis trade talk part of fallout from Olympic snub

February 24, 2014 - 10:17
The news, first reported in the New York Post, that Rangers general manager Glen Sather has inquired about acquiring Lightning captain Marty St. Louis in trade should not be a surprise.
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Defenseman Mike Kostka claimed off waivers

February 23, 2014 - 15:50
The Lightning added some depth to its NHL roster by claiming defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from the Blackhawks. Kosta played for coach Jon Cooper at AHL Norfolk during the Admirals 2011-12 Calder Cup run.
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Marty St. Louis, Canada, get gold with 3-0 win over Sweden

February 23, 2014 - 09:44
Marty St. Louis added an Olympic gold medal to his already brilliant career brought as Canada beat Sweden 3-0 Sunday in the gold-medal game in Socchi, Russia.
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