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Lightning 'one of preferred clubs' for free agent Zaripov

August 31, 2017 - 12:56
With veteran Russian wing Danis Zaripov granted free agency this week, he's given a lot of NHL teams something to think about in terms of late summer shopping.
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Callahan: 'It feels good to just feel healthy again'

August 29, 2017 - 06:00
                   
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Camp opens Sept. 14, Fan Fest on Sept. 16

August 25, 2017 - 10:08
                   
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Lightning wing J.T. Brown on why he donated to remove Confederate statue

August 17, 2017 - 13:57
Lightning wing J.T. Brown was back in his Minneapolis offseason home over the weekend when he saw on TV the violent protests in Charlottesville over the removal of a Confederate statue.
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Lightning not among early suitors for Will Butcher

August 16, 2017 - 11:05
Hobey Baker-winning defenseman Will Butcher is now an unrestricted free agent, and is likely to draw his share of suitors. So far, however, the Lightning isn't among them. Hobey Baker-winning defenseman Will Butcher is now an unrestricted free agent, and is likely to draw his share of suitors.
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Nikita Kucherov in a wide-ranging Q&A

August 16, 2017 - 10:11
While Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov has a tendency to be quiet around the media, he's a Russian with a variety of interests and a passionate hockey mind.
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Lightning's Erik Condra on impact of late Bryan Murray

August 15, 2017 - 14:02
For Lightning wing Erik Condra, the recent passing of Bryan Murray hit home.
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Lightning single game tickets on sale to general public Aug. 11

August 2, 2017 - 13:58
Single game tickets for 2017-18 Lightning home games go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 exclusively at www.TampaBayLightning.com/tickets.
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Nikita Kucherov puts comments in past, eyes Cup run

August 1, 2017 - 13:51
There hasn't been much rest in Nikita Kucherov's extended offseason.
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Lightning mourn loss of inspirational fan Tony Colton

July 31, 2017 - 17:07
Tony Colton may have looked up to the Lightning players he got the chance to befriend the past couple years. But to them, Colton, 17, was the real inspiration. Tony Colton may have looked up to the Lightning players he got the chance to befriend the past couple years.
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Lightning mailbag: 'No issues' with Steven Stamkos recovery

July 31, 2017 - 12:30
It's the dog days of the NHL offseason, with the calendar finally ready to flip to August.

But there's still plenty to talk about, and debate, even with training camps more than a month away.

Enjoyed fielding some of your Lightning-related questions on Twitter (@TBTimes_JSmith), and here's my thoughts on some hot …
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Lightning with six national games this season

July 31, 2017 - 09:22
The Lightning will have six nationally-televised games this season, two of which coming against the Blackhawks.
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Bournival signed to 1-year, 2-way contract

July 18, 2017 - 09:58

The Lightning signed F Michael Bournival to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday.

Bournival, 25, played in 19 games last season with the Lightning. He had two goals and an assist. He also played in 38 games with the Syracuse Crunch, scoring nine goals and assisting on 10 others. He had eight goals and 15 points in 22 games for the Crunch during the Calder Cup Playoffs.

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Some thoughts from D Girardi on joining Lightning

July 17, 2017 - 10:28
“I think I play a smart game on the ice. I’m not always the fastest, but I’m going to block shots. I’m going to eat hits. I’m going to give hits. I’m going to do everything I can to help the team win, and that’s the person I am, and I really don’t care what anyone else says around the rink. I know …
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Newest Lightning F Chris Kunitz meets the Tampa Bay media

July 12, 2017 - 16:48
New Lightning forward Chris Kunitz met with the Tampa Bay media today. Here are some things he had to say about his new team: On his style of play:
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The numbers on Lightning F Tyler Johnson's new contract

July 11, 2017 - 14:18

Here is more information on Lightning F Tyler Johnson’s 7-year, $35 million contract:

Year-by year breakdown: $5 million, $6.75 million, $5.5 million, $3.75 million, $5.5 million, $3.75 million, $4.75 million.

He has a no-trade clause from 2018 to 2021. After that, he has a modified no-trade clause that lists 20 teams he CAN be traded to.

According to CapFriendly.com, the Lightning now has a projected cap space of $8.68 million.

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Arbitration hearing dates set for Johnson and Palat

July 10, 2017 - 09:28
Johnson played in 66 games last season, totaling 45 points on 19 goals and 26 assists. Johnson played in 66 games last season, totaling 45 points on 19 goals and 26 assists. Johnson played in 66 games last season, totaling 45 points on 19 goals and 26 assists.
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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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