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Lightning hires Brad Lauer as assistant coach

August 18, 2015 - 12:58
The Lightning has hired Brad Lauer to be an assistant under Jon Cooper and presumably work with the power play. 
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Lightning hires Brad Lauer as assistant coach

August 18, 2015 - 12:48
The Lightning has hired Brad Lauer to be an assistant coach to add to coach Jon Cooper's staff. 
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Tyler Johnson hopes to be ready for camp

August 12, 2015 - 18:40
Lightning center Tyler Johnson interrupted his shortened offseason in Spokane, Wash to make a quick trip to Tampa Wednesday.
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Bolts name 'The Chief's' successor: Brian Engblom to take over as color analyst

August 11, 2015 - 11:20
The Lightning finally found its replacement for "The Chief."

Former NHL defenseman and veteran broadcaster Brian Engblom will be the Lightning's new color analyst for Sun Sports, joining play-by-play man Rick Peckham.

"I'm thrillled, it's an awesome opportunity," Engblom told the Times in a phone interview. "I'm …
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Lightning sets roster for prospect tournament

August 6, 2015 - 11:09
The Lightning announced its roster for the prospect tournament, which it will host from Sept 12-15 in Estero at Germain Arena.
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Tampa named one of five finalists for 2018 world junior hockey championship

July 28, 2015 - 12:29
Tampa is one of five finalists to host the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, USA Hockey announced Tuesday.
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Lightning lands eight games on NBC Sports schedule

July 27, 2015 - 11:43
The Lightning's run to the Stanley Cup final will pay off with eight nationally televised games, NBC announced Monday.
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Tampa puts in bid to host 2018 WJC

July 9, 2015 - 13:00
Tampa has put in an official bid to host the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships. 
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Stamkos contract negotiations haven't started yet

July 8, 2015 - 17:34
The Lightning and captain Steven Stamkos haven't begun negotiations for a contract extension, agent Don Meehan said Wednesday. 
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Lightning signs veteran forward Jeff Tambellini to two-way contract

July 5, 2015 - 12:00

The Lightning has signed veteran winger Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Sunday.

The 31-year-old Tambellini has skated in 242 career NHL games but none since 2010-11. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward spent last season in Europe’s Swiss-A and Swedish leagues.

Tambellini has 27 goals and 63 points over six NHL seasons with the Kings, Islanders and Canucks. His most productive season came in 2010-11, when he recorded nine goals and eight assists and was plus-10 in 62 games for Vancouver.

He entered the league as the 2003 draft’s No. 27 overall pick, to the Kings.

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Brayden Point, Matthew Peca among Friday's standouts at Lightning prospect camp

July 3, 2015 - 17:01
BRANDON - The Lightning's development camp continued today at the Ice Sports Forum with three-on-three games. Some highlights:
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Former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis retires from the NHL

July 2, 2015 - 12:49
Former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis has retired.
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Erik Condra signs three-year deal with Lightning

July 1, 2015 - 12:36
The Lightning won't get an extension done with captain Steven Stamkos today, as that will likely take some time.
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Quiet Lightning free agency, Stamkos talks expected

July 1, 2015 - 10:29
Update 12:21 p.m.  Though the Lightning was expecting to be quiet, it wasn't going to do nothing. And Tampa Bay has apparently expressed interest in Ottawa RW Erik Condra (per SportsNet), who played for coach Jon Cooper in Texarkana, and Russian RR Viktor Tikhonov (per Ryan Kennedy).
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Lightning signs Andrej Sustr to two year deal

June 30, 2015 - 09:09
The Lightning has signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, $2.9 million deal.
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Andreychuk not in 2015 Hall of Fame class

June 29, 2015 - 15:14
For former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk, the wait continues.  Andreychuk did not make the 2015 Hall of Fame class, which was announced Monday afternoon.  For former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk, the wait continues. 
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Barberio not issued qualifying offer by Lightning

June 29, 2015 - 10:07
In some ways, Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio saw the writing on the wall.
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Lightning make qualifying offers to three, sign Marchessault

June 28, 2015 - 16:15
The Lightning continues to chip away at its offseason checklist, making qualifying offers to defensemen Andrej Sustr and Luke Witkowski, along with center Vladislav Namestnikov.
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Lightning sign Marchessault, Hart

June 28, 2015 - 16:09
The Lightning signed forward Jonathan Marchessault to a one-year, two-way deal Sunday, and also signed Brian Hart to a three-year, two-way entry level contract.
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