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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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Tony Dungy, Buccaneers contribute to have Tampa Confederate monument removed
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Former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy helped raise money to have a Confederate monument removed from the front of the courthouse in Downtown Tampa, and the Buccaneers rose to the occasion after Dungy challenged them to help. After Hillsborough County commissioners decided to remove the statue only if private donors came up with $140,000 for the […]

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Lightning join effort to move Confederate monument
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The Tampa Bay Lightning joined the Rays and Buccaneers in releasing a joint statement regarding their efforts to help move Confederate monument Memoria in Aeterna from downtown Tampa following last weekend’s awful events in Charlottesville, Va. This effort gained steam as Hillsborough County government officials announced that $150K in private funds would be needed to make […]

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Temper early expectations of Steven Stamkos in return from knee injury
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and the organization’s fans received some promising news last month. After playing in only 17 games last season due to a knee injury and surgery in November, Steven Stamkos has “no issues,” according to his agent Mark Guy, and is expected to be ready for training camp in September. Since the […]

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Poll: Will the Lightning make the playoffs next season?
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This post is part of Lightning Day on PHT…… The Tampa Bay Lightning missing the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs was one of the more shocking things that happened last season. Coming into the year, most people expected them to be in the hunt for the Stanley

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It’s Tampa Bay Lightning day at PHT
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The Tampa Bay Lightning was among the hottest teams in the NHL down the stretch of the 2016-17 regular season, but it wasn’t enough to make the playoffs. The Bolts finished one point out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. It was a disappointing end to a season of high expectations, […]

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What if … Jonathan Drouin's Tampa time wasn’t so chaotic? (NHL Alternate History)
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Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. How would one different outcome change the course of history for an NHL team? The […]

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Kucherov’s agent: ‘Everything is good’ with Lightning after comments
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Nikita Kucherov fumed about last season early this summer, something his agent Dan Milstein did not deny. Now Milstein’s back to claim that Kucherov and Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman smoothed things over in a meeting, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. “(Kucherov and Yzerman) did have a meeting,” Milstein said […]

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