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NHL makes changes to draft lottery system

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 20, 2014 - 15:29
The National Hockey League announced changes to its draft lottery system Wednesday, hoping to reflect the overall state of competitive balance.
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Malone told police he didn't know where cocaine came from

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 12, 2014 - 16:50
When a Tampa police officer pulled out a zip-lock bag of cocaine out of Ryan Malone's back pocket during an April 11 DUI arrest, the former Lightning wing was stunned.
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Drouin, Vasilevskiy rated No. 1 prospects

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 12, 2014 - 10:32
Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy are expected to play a big role in the team's future.
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Lightning preseason tickets on sale

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 12, 2014 - 10:26
With training camp nearly a month away, the Tampa Bay Lightning has put tickets for its three preseason home games on sale.
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Bishop faces shots for first time since surgery

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 11, 2014 - 09:43
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop faced shots last week for the first time since late April right wrist surgery, and it went well, according to general manager Steve Yzerman.
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Malone's court case expected to be finalized in coming weeks

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 11, 2014 - 09:00
Former Lightning wing Ryan Malone, facing charges of DUI and cocaine possession, had another disposition hearing continued on Monday in Tampa.
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Lightning one of many teams using advanced stats

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 6, 2014 - 13:56
It's not exactly Moneyball - or, more appropriately, Moneypuck - but there has been a lot of buzz this summer about the NHL's use of advanced stats.
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Lightning sign Bishop to two-year extension

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 2, 2014 - 16:23
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop says anyone would love a long-term deal, especially coming off a season in which he was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's top goalie.
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Stamkos deflects speculation of signing with Maple Leafs in future

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 24, 2014 - 10:32
With LeBron James making the blockbuster decision this month to return home to Cleveland, it sparked continued speculation whether one the biggest NHL stars will make a similar move to play for his hometown team.
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Lightning signs Brenden Morrow

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 11, 2014 - 09:37
The Lightning landed the veteran presence it had been looking for Friday, announcing the signing of veteran forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year deal. The 35-year-old Morrow is a former Stars captain. He had 13 goals and 25 points for St. Louis last year.
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Feaster thrilled to be back with Lightning, "hurt" by St. Louis trade

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 8, 2014 - 14:27
Jay Feaster was proudly wearing his Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup ring Tuesday morning, back in an office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and admittedly bleeding blue again.
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Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 8, 2014 - 12:48
New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself.
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Lightning sign Kunyk and Corrente

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 8, 2014 - 12:39
The Lightning added to its depth at AHL Syracuse Tuesday be signing F Cody Kunyk and D Matt Corrente to one-year, two-way deals.
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Boyle calls signing with Lightning a "home run"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 7, 2014 - 15:38
Brian Boyle was on the tail end of his honeymoon, having gone from Napa Valley to two islands in Hawaii, when the key date of July 1st hit.
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Lightning officially announce hiring of former GM Feaster

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 7, 2014 - 14:14
The Lightning officially announced Monday it has brought back former general manager Jay Feaster, who will be the executive director of community hockey development.
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Lightning sign Sustr to a one-year, one way deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 4, 2014 - 09:49
The Lightning announced Friday it has signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, one-way deal.
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Cooper on Lightning offseason moves and tempering expectations

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 3, 2014 - 17:44
Lightning coach Jon Cooper has been pleased with the team's offseason acquisitions, believing it has taken a step forward.
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Lightning prospect Erne may need wrist surgery

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 3, 2014 - 16:14
Lightning left wing prospect Adam Erne will have his injured left wrist examined next week in Cleveland, with it possible he'll need surgery.
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