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Noah Hanifin, Zachary Werenski among top defensemen for 2015 NHL Draft

TBL.com Feed - June 22, 2015 - 18:49
For the first time in 24 years, two college defensemen could be drafted among the top 10 picks of the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The probable candidates are Noah Hanifin of Boston College and Za...

Mikko Rantanen, Timo Meier among top right wings for 2015 NHL Draft

TBL.com Feed - June 22, 2015 - 18:48
Mikko Rantanen, who plays for TPS in Finland's top professional league, could turn out to be the next star Finnish forward to enter the NHL. The last Finnish-born forward to be selected among the top 10 at an NHL draft was center Aleksander Ba...

Lawson Crouse highlights top left wings available in draft

TBL.com Feed - June 22, 2015 - 18:47
There is no shortage of power forwards available in the 2015 NHL Draft, to be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. At the top of the list is left wing Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. Crouse h...

Dylan Strome, Mitchell Marner top centers after Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel

TBL.com Feed - June 22, 2015 - 18:45
Erie Otters center Connor McDavid and Boston University center Jack Eichel are expected to be the top two picks at the 2015 NHL Draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Each has been regarded as a generational-type p...

No rush in Steven Stamkos contract talks

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 22, 2015 - 16:35
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman made it clear his "No. 1 priority" this summer is signing captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term contract extension.
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Assistant George Gwozdecky leaving Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 22, 2015 - 15:52
Lightning assistant coach George Gwozdecky has left the team to pursue other opportunities.
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George Gwozdecky to leave Lightning to pursue other opportunities

TBL.com Feed - June 22, 2015 - 15:07
TAMP BAY - Assistant Coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning to pursue other opportunities, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Gwozdecky has been with the Lightning on head coach Jon Cooper's staff ...

Lightning announce 2015 preseason schedule

TBL.com Feed - June 22, 2015 - 11:08
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their seven-game 2015 preseason schedule today. The Lightning’s home games at Amalie Arena will be played Tuesday, September 22 against the Nashville Predators, Friday, September 25 against the ...

Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25


TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below

Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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NHL Lockout Update - Nothing imminent, but there may be hope

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Burning the midnight oil was not enough to thaw hockey’s deep freeze quite yet.

For the second consecutive day, representatives from the National Hockey League and the NHL Player’s Association held marathon meetings in the hopes of settling the now 82-day long lockout that has already canceled games through Dec.…

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Another Tampa Bay Lightning player heads overseas

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Brendan Mikkelson became the fourth Tampa Bay Lightning player to bolt for Europe during the NHL imposed lockout that is now in its seventh week.

The 25-year-old defenseman signed a deal to play with Vasteras HK in the Swedish second division, according to Swedish website VLT.se, for the duration of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning classic games to be aired Thursdays during NHL lockout

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 18, 2014 - 01:25

Need a Lightning fix while the NHL is on hiatus due to the lockout? on Thursday nights, Sun Sports will be airing classic games for viewers. Two games - the inaugural game as well as the night Dave Andreychuk broke the NHL power play goal record - have already aired.…

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