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Why a sign and trade with Steven Stamkos is possible

June 28, 2016 - 10:56
The Steven Stamkos Sweeptakes could be over before Friday's opening of free agency, whether he re-signs with the Lightning or not.
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How the tax factor favors the Lightning in the Steven Stamkos sweepstakes

June 27, 2016 - 11:08
With captain Steven Stamkos just four days away from being the most coveted unrestricted free agent in years, there will be no shortage of suitors likely offering more annually than the Lightning. Tampa Bay is still in the mix, however.
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Kucherov, Killorn among those receiving qualifying offers

June 27, 2016 - 09:54
The Lightning issued qualifying offers Monday to most of their remaining restricted free agents, including wings Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn.
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Steven Stamkos sweepstakes begin

June 25, 2016 - 13:21
The Steven Stamkos Sweepstakes have officially begun, and there's going to be no shortage of suitors trying to reel him in.
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Lightning trades former first-round pick Anthony DeAngelo

June 25, 2016 - 10:11
When the Lightning Anthony DeAngelo 19th overall in 2014, it showed a lot of faith and confidence in the touted defenseman despite supposed character concerns.
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Flames acquire Elliott from Blues, eliminating potential Ben Bishop suitor

June 24, 2016 - 19:20
UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: The Calgary Flames acquired goalie Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues, eliminating one potential suitor for the Lightning's Ben Bishop. The Blues received the 35th overall pick in the draft and a conditional third-round pick.
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Lightning signs Brown, Paquette, Witkowski

June 24, 2016 - 13:16
The Lightning started chipping away at its many restricted free agents Friday, signing three, including RW J.T. Brown and C Cedric Paquette to two-year deals.
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Yzerman prepared to deal goalie if it makes sense

June 23, 2016 - 19:25
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has been one of the hottest names on the trade market, especially with the Flames looking for a No. 1 goalie.
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Yzerman hasn't 'closed any doors' on Steven Stamkos deal

June 23, 2016 - 19:12
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman indicated Thursday he's gotten the clarity he needs regarding captain Steven Stamkos' contract situation. "For the time being," he said. Yzerman is just not ready to reveal it.
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Flames in market for goalie, targeting Ben Bishop?

June 23, 2016 - 12:56
It's no secret the Calgary Flames are looking for a No. 1 goaltender, hoping to land one at this weekend's draft. And you'd have to think they'd try to pry Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. It's no secret the Calgary Flames are looking for a No. 1 goaltender, hoping to land one at this weekend's draft.
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Ryan Callahan out five months after hip surgery

June 21, 2016 - 16:09
Lightning wing Ryan Callahan was playing through an undisclosed lower body injury late in the season and throughout the playoffs. Now we know how serious it was.
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Lightning full schedule released

June 21, 2016 - 12:26
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All 'quiet' on Ben Bishop front — so far

June 21, 2016 - 10:53
The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft this weekend and free agency opening July 1. Beware of fake Twitter accounts and false rumors. The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft this weekend and free agency opening July 1.
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Yzerman hopes to have clarity on Stamkos by weekend

June 20, 2016 - 13:53
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has maintained his goal and intention is to sign captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term deal.
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Rick Bowness signs multi-year extension with Lightning

June 14, 2016 - 11:02
Associate coach Rick Bowness has signed a multi-year extension with the Lightning. Bowness, 61, told the Tampa Bay Times last week he had a "couple" years on the deal. "No plans to go anywhere," Bowness said. Associate coach Rick Bowness has signed a multi-year extension with the Lightning.
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Lightning hire Todd Richards as assistant

June 7, 2016 - 10:06
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman made it clear the recent coaching staff shakeup had nothing to do with anything his former teammate, Steve Thomas, did wrong since joining the organization in 2010 as player development coordinator.
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Steve Thomas not returning to Lightning staff

June 6, 2016 - 13:56
For the second straight offseason, coach Jon Cooper has made a change on his staff. 
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Lightning announces preseason schedule

June 6, 2016 - 09:12
The Lightning announced its preseason schedule Monday, with three home games starting Sept 27 against the Hurricanes. 
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Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

May 27, 2016 - 17:30
The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged.
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Steven Stamkos, Lightning still hopeful a deal can be reached

May 27, 2016 - 16:48
Captain Steven Stamkos said he's never thought he's taken his Lightning jersey off for the final times.
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