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n this week's Lightning Strikes podcast, we break down the latest off-ice drama surrounding the Lightning, that wing Jonathan Drouin has requested a trade, which was made public Sunday.
Jonathan Drouin wants out of Tampa Bay. But should the Lightning let him go? Drouin, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, in November asked the Lightning to trade him, Drouin's agent, Allan Walsh, revealed Sunday. Jonathan Drouin wants out of Tampa Bay. But should the Lightning let him go?
Goalie Ben Bishop has been the Lightning's most valuable player this season.
Bobby Smith wasn't surprised to hear Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin requested a trade.
Most of the Lightning players had already bussed back to the hotel by the time veteran defenseman Matt Carle came off the ice Tuesday morning.
If the Lightning does decide to trade wing Jonathan Drouin, there's apparently no shortage of potential takers.
Wing Jonathan Drouin reported, as expected, to AHL Syracuse Tuesday morning for practice.
The news of Jonathan Drouin's November trade request broke Sunday afternoon while the Lightning was on a plane headed for Calgary.
The Jonathan Drouin trade request saga has temporarily taken the attention away from the other elephant in the Lightning dressing room: the Steven Stamkos contract situation.
Wing Jonathan Drouin wants out of Tampa Bay, just three years removed from being the No. 3 overall pick in 2013.
The Jonathan Drouin saga in Tampa Bay got another big dose of drama Sunday.
As the Lightning morning skate was about to start Saturday, wing Jonathan Drouin walked out of Amalie Arena, carrying his equipment.
As if things weren't bad enough for the Lightning, goaltender Ben Bishop left Friday's practice 10 minutes in and didn't return.
The Lightning will reach the mid-point of its season next week, and nobody expected it to be where it is now: out of playoff position.
Talk is cheap. Lightning players have repeated for weeks that they need to show more urgency, considering the defending Eastern Conference champions stunningly have to fight to get back into playoff position.
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin had just one word to describe his battle with injuries this season. "Long," he said.
Owner Jeff Vinik said at September's Fan Fest he was "confident" the Lightning would sign captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term deal.
Goalie Ben Bishop is taking a lion's share of the starts in net for the Lightning, and deservedly so, as he's playing some of the best hockey of his career.
Anytime the Lightning faces a team from a large Canadian market, inevitably the focus of questions surrounds the ongoing contract saga of captain Steven Stamkos.
The holiday roster freeze in the NHL ended on Sunday at midnight, alllowing teams to commence moving and shaking. The question is, will the Lightning make any moves? Does it need to? The holiday roster freeze in the NHL ended on Sunday at midnight, alllowing teams to commence moving and shaking.