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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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Goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskii signs 3-year deal

May 6, 2014 - 16:22
The Lightning signed top goaltending prospect Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year, entry level deal. Vasilevskii, 19, was drafted 19th overall in 2012. He was 14-8 with three shutouts in 28 games this season for Ufa of the KHL with a 2.21 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
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Lightning coach Jon Cooper a Jack Adams Award finalist

May 6, 2014 - 11:08
Jon Cooper, who led the Lightning to 101 points (46-27-9) and a second place finish in the Atlantic Division was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year.
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