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Lightning "hopeful" to sign Callahan; Lindback still in mix

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 20, 2014 - 18:57
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.
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Lightning announce preseason schedule

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 20, 2014 - 11:31
The Lightning announced its preseason schedule, with a slate of six games against Nashville, Dallas and Florida.
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Lightning re-sign Alex Killorn to a two-year, $5.1 million deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 19, 2014 - 08:50
The Lightning locked up another one of its young players Thursday, re-signing left wing Alex Killorn to a two-year, $5.1 million deal.
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Malone enters written not guilty plea

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 16, 2014 - 09:00
Lightning wing Ryan Malone, facing charges of DUI and cocaine possession, had a written not guilty plea entered Monday at his arraignment in Tampa.
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Drouin, Vasilevskiy highlight Lightning development camp roster

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 12, 2014 - 10:25
The Lightning set its roster for its annual development camp, held from July 2-6 at the Brandon Sports Forum.
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Lightning re-sign Palat to a three-year deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 9, 2014 - 08:34
The Lightning locked up another one of its top young players Monday, re-signing star rookie Ondrej Palat to a three-year, $10 million deal.
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Bishop's rehab going well, plans to be ready for training camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 5, 2014 - 14:09
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has been a busy man these days, rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Lightning's 10-year anniversary of Stanley Cup honored Saturday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 5, 2014 - 14:05
The Lightning's 10-year anniversary of their Stanley Cup will be honored Saturday at the Tampa Bay History Center (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), displaying the seven trophies the team won during their championship season in 2004.
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Callahan, Lightning still talking contract extension

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 4, 2014 - 13:26
The Lightning and veteran wing Ryan Callahan have contined talks about a potential contract extension. Though the discussions have been good, nothing is imminent. The Lightning and veteran wing Ryan Callahan have contined talks about a potential contract extension.
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Tyler Johnson discusses his new contract, and experience at Worlds

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2014 - 12:06
Lightning center Tyler Johnson got back last week from Belarus, where he had a memorable experience playing for Team USA.
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St. Louis says reaching finals "makes everything right"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 30, 2014 - 01:31
Marty and Brad are going back. Back to the Stanley Cup Finals, that is, as former Lightning stars Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards led the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Canadiens in Game 6 Thursday night, making them Eastern Conference champions. Fittingly, it was another ex-Lightning forward, Dominic Moore, who scored the only …
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In St. Louis trade, Rangers win the present, but will Lightning win the future?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 29, 2014 - 12:17
While the Lightning was eliminated a month ago, former captain Marty St. Louis skates on, leading the Rangers to within one win of reaching the Stanley Cup Final.
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below


Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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