Tampa Bay Lightning

Palat feels ‘pretty good’ about Lightning bouncing back next season
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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman accomplished quite a bit this offseason. “I feel pretty good about the team,” Palat, who signed a five-year, $26.5 million contract extension last week, told the Tampa Bay Times. Going into last season, many people pegged Tampa Bay as one of the teams that would compete for the East […]

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After being bought out by the Rangers, Girardi wants to show he can still ‘play and contribute’
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Dan Girardi has only suited up for one NHL team during his career, but that’s going to change next fall when he plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The veteran blue liner was bought out by the New York Rangers this offseason, and he’s looking to show the league he can still be a valuable […]

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Lightning re-sign Ondrej Palat to a 5-year, $26.5 million extension
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed left winger Ondrej Palat to a five-year, $26.5 million contract extension, according to Elliotte Friedman. The deal comes out to a $5.3 million AVV over the next five seasons, with Arizona Sports reporter Craig Morgan‏ confirming the salary breakdown. The Lightning themselves then confirmed the deal less than an […]

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Lightning land Ondrej Palat for five years, $26.5M
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It sounds like the Tampa Bay Lightning locked up the last of “The Triplets” and overcame the last, big salary cap hurdle in their way. Not long after, the Lightning confirmed the deal and the terms. Palat, 26, basically falls in line with Tyler Johnson (seven years at a slightly lower $5M cap hit) and […]

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Lightning re-sign Palat to $26.5M, 5-year deal
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Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman completed his offseason to-do list by signing ''model player'' Ondrej Palat to a $26.5 million, five-year deal. The Lightning and Palat avoided arbitration and settled on the contract Friday. The 26-year-old Palat had 17 goals and 35 assists in 75 games last season.

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Lightning sign Tyler Johnson to 7-year, $35-million deal
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tyler Johnson is staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The free-agent forward signed a new seven-year, $35 million deal to remain with the Lightning, General Manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday. The 26-year-old Johnson had 19 goals

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Lightning keep price down on Johnson, but at what cost?
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Will Tyler Johnson’s seven-year extension come back to hurt the Tampa Bay Lightning? When Ondrej Palat soon signs on the dotted line, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman will have fit all the pieces from a Stanley Cup challenger comfortably under his salary cap, setting the franchise up for competitiveness long term. Yes, they […]

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Jacques Ysaye, creator of Whalers anthem 'Brass Bonanza,' dies at 94
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Hartford Whalers captain Kevin Dineen waves to the fans Sunday, April 13, 1997, after he briefly addressed them at the end of the Whalers final game in Hartford, Conn. The Whalers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to end their season and their stay in Hartford. Maybe you’re old enough to remember hearing the tune […]

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Lightning lock up Johnson: seven years, $35M
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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman did it again. After filing for salary arbitration, Tyler Johnson instead struck a long-term deal with the Bolts, and it’s at what could go down as a bargain price. Johnson was inked to a seven-year, $35 million contract

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Girardi admits shock of Rangers buyout ‘hit me pretty hard’
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“I gotta say I was surprised,” Girardi said. Again, Girardi claimed that he holds no “hard feelings” toward the Rangers, even as teammates such as Henrik Lundqvist struggle with the move. At least Girardi lands on his feet with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who handed him a generous two-year, $6 million contract and who employ […]

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Key players from Penguins, Sabres, Lightning headline salary arbitration list
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The NHLPA released a list of players who are filing for salary arbitration during this off-season on Wednesday. It’s important to note that arbitration hearings rarely happen, and with good reason, as they can be harsh situations that may lead to hard

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Chris Kunitz bids farewell to Penguins, smart signing by Lightning
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Chris Kunitz signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1. Which meant he had to tell Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby that he was no longer his teammate. “It’s a hard text to write, to somebody who’s made such an impact on my career,” said Kunitz on TSN.

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