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Lightning opens day two of draft by taking Russian forwards

June 24, 2017 - 09:44
After taking a big, right-shot defenseman in the first round, the Lightning's second day of the NHL Draft was headlined by a couple skilled Russian forwards.
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Lightning picks defenseman Cal Foote

June 23, 2017 - 19:58
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Could Lightning deal for a defenseman today?

June 23, 2017 - 14:06
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has been trying to further bolster his blueline, and he may have a chance to acquire one by tonight's first round of the NHL Draft.
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Peter Budaj loves 'vibe' with Lightning

June 22, 2017 - 15:07
Two years ago, nobody was willing to give Peter Budaj a shot, the veteran goalie wondering if he'd ever play in the NHL again.
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With trade freeze over, Lightning could be active

June 22, 2017 - 09:00
With the dust settling on the expansion draft saga, the Lightning can now focus on addressing some of its needs.
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Lightning loses Jason Garrison in expansion draft

June 21, 2017 - 20:09
The Lightning was able to hold onto its unprotected young defensemen Jake Dotchin and Slater Koekkoek in Wednesday's expansion draft.
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Victor Hedman finishes third in Norris Trophy voting

June 21, 2017 - 19:29
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman knew he was a "longshot" Wednesday to win the Norris Trophy, awarded to the league's top defenseman.
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Who will Lightning lose in expansion?

June 21, 2017 - 16:55
There is still nothing official on what player the Lightning will lose tonight in the expansion draft with the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Lightning home opener Oct. 6 against Panthers

June 21, 2017 - 11:17

The Lightning announced today its home opener next season will be Oct. 6 against the Florida Panthers.

The full schedule will be released Thursday at 3 p.m.

Tampa Bay also opened the season at home last year, against Detroit.

 

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Could Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev be on the move?

June 21, 2017 - 10:57
If the Lightning is indeed making a side deal with Vegas to protect its young defensemen - or lose a contract like Jason Garrison's - it would likely have to part with a promising prospect.
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New Lightning home jersey unveiled

June 20, 2017 - 21:26
The NHL and adidas on Tuesday night unveiled new home jerseys for all 31 teams, including the Lightning.
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Lightning appears to have side deal to protect young defensemen

June 20, 2017 - 11:11
Hearing the Lightning has a side deal with the Vegas Golden Knights to protect one or more of its young defensemen.
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Victor Hedman a 'longshot' for Norris Wednesday

June 20, 2017 - 10:44
It's already been one heck of a summer for Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.
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Peter Budaj agrees to two-year extension with Lightning

June 19, 2017 - 15:27
The Lightning has said its first choice for backup goaltender was bringing back veteran Peter Budaj.
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Lightning facing deadline to make side deal with Vegas

June 19, 2017 - 15:08
If the Lightning is going to make a side deal with Vegas to protect rookie Jake Dotchin, it will have to have done so by the end of the Monday.
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Coburn the third defenseman on Lightning protection list

June 18, 2017 - 09:51
There weren't many surprises when the Lightning's protection list was revealed Sunday, three days before the expansion draft.
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Montreal fans' reaction to Drouin trade mixed

June 16, 2017 - 14:14
Jonathan Drouin’s trade to the Montreal Canadiens has been on the lips of all Lightning fans in recent years. 1,500 miles north, Habs fans have been talking about losing their top defensive prospect, 18-year-old-Russian Mikhail Sergachev, in exchange for Drouin.
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Sergachev: 'This is my time to play in the NHL'

June 16, 2017 - 12:17
Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev found out he got traded to the Lightning in a wild way. It wasn't from his agent, GM Steve Yzerman or Montreal's Marc Bergevin. A fan broke the news. Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev found out he got traded to the Lightning in a wild way.
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Lightning trades Jonathan Drouin to Montreal

June 15, 2017 - 14:12
The Lightning traded Jonathan Drouin. The return is touted defense prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a 2018 conditional second-round pick. Sergachev, 18, has played in four NHL games, spending last season with OHL's Windsor Spitfires. The left-shot had 10 goals and 33 assists in 50 games. He was the ninth overall pick in last year's …
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