Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning will retire Vincent Lecavalier’s number on February 10
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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Monday morning that they will be retiring Vincent Lecavalier’s No. 4 this season, making sure that no other player will ever wear it for the franchise. The Kings were one of three teams Lecavalier played for in his career, along with the Philadelphia Flyers. “It is a great honor […]

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‘A good start’ — Stamkos stands out in preseason debut
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Far more importantly for the Bolts this evening was the return of their all-star center Steven Stamkos, as he made his preseason debut in what was his first game in 10 months. It may still take a while before Stamkos feels truly comfortable coming back from this injury.But his performance on Friday proved to be […]

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Stamkos to make preseason debut tonight vs. Predators
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For the first time since Nov. 15, 2016, Steven Stamkos will be in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup. Per Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, the prolific scorer will play tonight for the Bolts, as they continue the preseason against the Nashville Predators. “Listen, I snapped my leg in half and came back and […]

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After venting about Lightning, Kucherov gets his wish: Stamkos on his line
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Whether Nikita Kucherov‘s complaints about his linemates were overblown or if the frustration was very real, it seems like he’s getting his way, at least early on in Tampa Bay Lightning training camp. Kucherov spoke of how well he clicked with Steven Stamkos before the Lightning star went down with his latest hard-luck injury. “I […]

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Lightning, Panthers, NHL, players donate $2.7M for Hurricane Irma relief
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Individual teams, the NHL, and the NHLPA are once again pitching in to help out with hurricane relief. In this specific case, the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, league, and players combined to donate $2.7 million in hopes of helping those affected by Hurricane Irma. Fans and members of the community who wish to support […]

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Vinik, Lightning donate $1M for Hurricane Harvey relief
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About a week ago, the NHL and NHLPA combined to donate $200K in the name of relief for Hurricane Harvey. The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that they’re going a step further, donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to help fund relief for those affected by the natural disaster. The donation appears to come […]

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Steven Stamkos expects ‘no restrictions’ heading into Lightning camp
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As Stamkos told reporters including the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith, he realizes after years of puzzling injury woes and even surgery, that he doesn’t totally know what “100 percent is” any longer. Maybe to the point that it might make it difficult for some to ignore the advice of PHT’s Cam Tucker in tempering […]

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Report: 'No restrictions' for Stamkos at Lightning training camp
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Steven Stamkos, the superstar captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning, was on the ice Tuesday with his teammates for a pre-training camp workout at the club's practice facility in Bradenton, FL. Stamkos missed the final 65 games of the 2016-17 season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee, a major contributing factor in why […]

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Tyler Johnson: Best shape of my life candidate?
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For NHL fans, this month signals training camps, at least in non-lockout years. Tyler Johnson provided the latest example, although credit him (or the author of the piece, the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith) for not uttering the best shape of his/my life phrase.

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Ryan Malone gets tryout with Wild, apparently not retired
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The fall of Ryan Malone was well-documented. Once a 50-point forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008 and signed a considerable seven-year contract worth $31 million, with trade protection. Then, in 2014 when Malone was 34, GM Steve Yzerman announced the team was buying out the last […]

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Ben Bishop’s new Stars mask features a traditional glow-in-the-dark paint job
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Ben Bishop may have a new home for the upcoming hockey season, but he’s brought the glow-in-the-dark paint with him. Over the weekend, professional artist David Gunnarsson unveiled Bishop’s new mask for the Dallas Stars, who traded for the goaltender back in May, and it heavily features glow in the dark neon. Most importantly, it […]

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Poll: Will John Tavares re-sign with the Islanders?
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Is this going to be the last year we see John Tavares in a New York Islanders uniform? The Tampa Bay Lightning went through this a couple of years ago with Steven Stamkos. Will Tavares do the same thing?

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