Tampa Bay Lightning

Happy ending for Jonathan Drouin and Lightning was too much to hope for
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A year after the trade request, too many things have changed. With Steven Stamkos on the shelf for most of the season and seemingly headed toward free agency, Drouin was forced to step in and step up his game. "I definitely want to be here," Drouin said.

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NHL Notes: Canadiens acquire Jonathan Drouin in blockbuster deal with Lightning
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The Tampa Bay Lightning got the young defenseman they have been looking for, acquiring Mikhail Sergachev from the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday in exchange for highly skilled forward Jonathan Drouin. The teams announced the deal about 48 hours before the NHL's trade freeze prior to the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft. Along with Sergachev, Tampa […]

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Canadiens' acquisition of Jonathan Drouin reinforces win-now approach
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The NHL Expansion Draft is an opportunity for all teams, not only the one incoming. On Thursday, the Montreal Canadiens became the first to make this a reality. Montreal has completed another massive offseason trade, acquiring previously embattled, always dynamic forward Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning for former ninth-overall draft selection Mikhail Sergachev and […]

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Drouin traded to Canadiens, inks six-year extension
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A year and a half later, Jonathan Drouin got his wish, via the first blockbuster move of the NHL's offseason. The Tampa Bay Lightning traded their young playmaker to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday along with a conditional sixth-round draft pick in return for prospect defenseman Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional second-rounder, the teams announced. With […]

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Lightning acquire Sergachev from Canadiens for Drouin
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The Tampa Bay Lightning got the young defenseman they have been looking for in Mikhail Sergachev, even though it cost them highly skilled forward Jonathan Drouin. Tampa Bay acquired the soon-to-be 19-year-old Sergachev from the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday in a trade that checks off one box on general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason checklist and […]

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Yzerman remains confident Lightning can sign all of their RFA’s
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Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve  Yzerman has quite a bit of work this offseason when it comes to keep the core of his team in place. Following the long-term extensions signed by Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in recent years, the Lightning are sure to be pressed against the salary cap and have three […]

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Tampa awarded the 2018 All-Star Game, further dampening Olympic hopes
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the 2018 NHL All-Star Game. The league made the announcement today before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, confirming a report that came out a couple of weeks ago. The announcement was noteworthy beyond the Bolts getting the event.

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NHL officially names Tampa Bay Lightning host of 2018 All-Star Game
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The NHL is taking its talent to Tampa next season. As was reported here two weeks ago and confirmed by the NHL on Monday, the Lightning will host the 2018 all-star festivities at AMALIE Arena Jan. 27-28.

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Tampa Bay Lightning expected to host 2018 NHL All-Star Game
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to host the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, multiple sources with knowledge of the process tell Yahoo Sports. The deal hasn’t been officially announced, but barring a late setback the event will return to Tampa for the first time in 19 years. The team last hosted the All-Star Game in 1999, […]

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Stars GM defends Bishop contract, checks goalie purge options
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In a perfect world, Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill doesn’t give goalie Ben Bishop that contract. Oh, he still signs the former Tampa Bay Lightning starter. Four years at about $4 million per season is what the Carolina Hurricanes gave goalie Scott Darling, after acquiring him from the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Ice Hockey: Favourites Canada eye third consecutive World Championship title
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Canada will take some stopping when they go in search of a third consecutive Ice Hockey World Championship title. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper has a strong squad at his disposal for the tournament in Cologne and Paris, which gets under way on Friday. Canada beat Finland to retain their crown last year and […]

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USA Women's Olympic team revealed; will centralize in Tampa
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In front a crowd of young hockey fans and press assembled at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida, the public was introduced to the US Women’s National Team who will represent the country at the upcoming 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. This is the first time in recent memory the women’s team announcement had it’s own […]

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