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Bishop's rehab going well, plans to be ready for training camp

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

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

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

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"

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?

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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Yzerman: "Matter of time" before BriseBois gets GM opportunity

May 23, 2014 - 16:49
Lightning assistant general manager Julien BriseBois has been considered one of the league's up-and-coming executives the past few years.
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Lightning sign Tyler Johnson to three-year deal

May 23, 2014 - 14:05
Lightning rookie center Tyler Johnson's big year just got even better.
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Team USA eliminated at Worlds, despite Johnson's late heroics

May 22, 2014 - 11:24
Lightning rookie center Tyler Johnson made a strong impression for Team USA at the World Championships.
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Ex-Lightning goaltender Tokarski in spotlight for Canadiens

May 21, 2014 - 12:39
Former Lightning stars Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards have taken center stage when it comes to the Rangers run into the Eastern Conference Final.
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Lightning notes from Worlds, including high praise for Vasilevskiy

May 19, 2014 - 10:14
Lightning goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy may be in a backup role for Russia at the World Championship, but he's been turning heads in Minsk.
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Agent: Lightning made "good case" to keep Callahan

May 14, 2014 - 14:10
There's no question the Lightning would love to re-sign forward Ryan Callahan. "As long as I'm coaching this team, I want Ryan Callahan on the bench," coach Jon Cooper said. "I don't know how much stronger I can be about that." There's no question the Lightning would love to re-sign forward Ryan Callahan.
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Added first-round pick gives Lightning more options

May 14, 2014 - 10:42
With the Rangers pulling off their comeback Tuesday night and reaching the conference final, that means the Lightning will receive an additional first round pick in June's draft (instead of a second-rounder), per conditions of the Ryan Callahan-Marty St. Louis deal.
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Tonight's Rangers-Penguins Game 7 a big deal to Lightning

May 13, 2014 - 08:46
While the Lightning is out of the playoffs, it has a significant stake in tonight's Rangers-Penguins Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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Lightning prospect Vasilevskiy shines for Russia at Worlds

May 12, 2014 - 15:59
Lightning goalie uberprospect Andrei Vasilevskiy did nothing to temper the hype in his first World Championship start Monday.
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Lightning 10th anniversary celebration of Stanley Cup set for June

May 12, 2014 - 15:39
The 10th anniversary of the Lightning's 2004 Stanley Cup Championship will be celebrated at the Tampa Bay History Center (801 Old Water Street) on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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A brief intro from the new Lightning writer

May 12, 2014 - 10:57
I'm excited to take over the Tampa Bay Lightning beat, hoping to continue the strong standard set by Damian Cristodero, whom I've had the pleasure of working with the last several years.
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St. Louis plays for late mother: "I owed it to her"

May 9, 2014 - 22:51
No matter how you feel about the way Marty St. Louis forced his departure from Tampa Bay, the former Lightning captain drew compassion around the hockey world Friday night.
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Several from Lightning competing at Worlds

May 8, 2014 - 14:48
The IHF World Championships begin Friday in Belarus, and the Lightning will be well-represented.
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Vasilevskii deal gives Lightning plenty to consider

May 6, 2014 - 19:05
The signing of Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year, entry-level deal was good news for the Lightning, which coveted its top goalie prospect since selecting him 19th overall in the 2012 draft.
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