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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Breaking down the Bolts' summer

July 6, 2017 - 07:05
The offseason has been busy for the Lightning, with the Jonathan Drouin trade, expansion draft and free agent signings of Dan Girardi and Chris Kunitz. Joe Smith breaks down all the moves, talks about what lies ahead and …
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Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat file for arbitration

July 5, 2017 - 16:44
As expected, the Lightning re-signed defenseman Jake Dotchin Wednesday to a bargain, two-year deal worth $812,500 annually. That was the easy part.
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Lightning sign Jake Dotchin to two-year deal

July 5, 2017 - 14:35
As expected, the Lightning re-signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to a two-year deal. The average annual value is $812,500.
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Lightning sign Chris Kunitz to one-year, $2 million deal

July 1, 2017 - 15:30
The Lightning filled its need for another top-nine wing, signing veteran Chris Kunitz to a one-year, $2 million deal Saturday.
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Ryan Callahan believes hip issue 'completely behind me'

July 1, 2017 - 14:32
Lightning wing Ryan Callahan said he'll be ready for training camp, confident the hip issues that plagued him all season are "completely behind me."
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Lightning signs Dan Girardi to two-year, $6 million deal

July 1, 2017 - 10:42
The Lightning didn't get the big fish on the free agent market, with defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk signing with the Rangers, wing Justin Williams with the Hurricanes.
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What would Lightning get in Dan Girardi?

July 1, 2017 - 08:45
For all of what we don't know yet - whether the Lightning will snag Kevin Shattenkirk or Justin Williams - it does sound like Tampa Bay may acquire defenseman Dan Girardi.
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Lightning notebook: Day 1 of 3-on-3 tournament

June 30, 2017 - 16:23
Through the first day of the Lightning Development Camp’s 3-on-3 tournament, the points leader wasn’t the popular offseason acquisition, but a 2015 draftee entering his third year with the team.
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Sammy Walker making up for small stature

June 30, 2017 - 14:36
Seventh-round C Sammy Walker — listed at 5-foot-10 and 142 lbs — is the smallest prospect at the Lightning’s camp, but then again, being the smallest on the ice is nothing new to him.
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Cole Guttman attempts to build on opening USHL campaign

June 30, 2017 - 14:36
Sixth-round C Cole Guttman only turned 18 on June 4th, but has already made a serious impact in the USHL. Guttman recorded 27 goals and 27 assists last season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, finishing in the top 10 in the USHL in both goals as the team's assistant captain. The Lightning camp may be a step up, but Guttman said he …
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Lightning's Nick Perbix hones his game before heading to the USHL

June 30, 2017 - 14:16
Elk River High School in Minnesota has produced numerous NHL players over the years, including Wild defenseman Nate Prosser and Sharks defenseman Paul Martin.
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Could Lightning land Justin Williams?

June 30, 2017 - 10:03
The Lightning enter Saturday's noon opening of free agency hoping to cross off the two main items off its wish list: A top-four defenseman. A top-nine wing.
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Lightning reportedly close on deal with Dan Girardi

June 29, 2017 - 15:31
The Lightning and veteran defenseman Dan Girardi are in talks, with it appearing likely he'll sign when free agency opens Saturday at noon, the Times has confirmed.
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Volkov hopes to prove his surprise selection right

June 29, 2017 - 10:39
RW Alexander Volkov was not a particularly talked-about player in the lead up to the NHL entry draft. Google his name and you won't find a single front page result about a hockey player. A mixed martial artist, a painter basketball player and a tennis player all appear before the Lightning's second-round draft pick.
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Jeff Vinik contributing $6 million to fund Lightning's practice facility upgrade

June 29, 2017 - 08:00
With free agency beginning Saturday, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will have another selling point in the courting process.
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Lightning re-signs Cory Conacher to two-year deal

June 28, 2017 - 13:47
Cory Conacher and Yanni Gourde formed a dynamic duo in AHL Syracuse's Calder Cup playoff run this spring. The two forwards hope that chemistry carries over with the Lightning this season. Cory Conacher and Yanni Gourde formed a dynamic duo in AHL Syracuse's Calder Cup playoff run this spring.
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Lightning's Mathieu Joseph on the rise at development camp

June 28, 2017 - 13:12
BRANDON — The last 12 months have been quite the ride for Mathieu Joseph.
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Dan Girardi the latest defenseman on Lightning radar

June 28, 2017 - 09:40
Veteran Dan Girardi is the latest pending free agent defenseman to draw interest from the Lightning, the Times has confirmed.
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