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Phil Esposito to attend Lightning Made hockey camp in Ellenton

TBL.com Feed - June 2, 2014 - 11:13
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that team founder and Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito will be in attendance at the Lightning Made Summer Hockey Camp at the Ellenton Iceplex, being held from July 7-11. Esposito will be an on-i...

Drew Olson (D) from Syracuse Crunch to Lillehammer

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - June 2, 2014 - 00:00
Status: Confirmed
Date: 06/02/2014
Player: Drew Olson (D)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Lillehammer
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Ben Bishop looks forward to next season with tough exit behind him

TBL.com Feed - May 31, 2014 - 21:12
If there was anyone on the Tampa Bay Lightning that embodied the team’s spirit, despite the constant misfortune all season long, it was netminder Ben Bishop. And at the 5:43 mark of the first period on April 8 versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, w...

St. Louis says reaching finals "makes everything right"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - 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?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - 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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Five reasons why re-signing Tyler Johnson was a no-brainer for the Bolts

TBL.com Feed - May 29, 2014 - 10:52
Tyler Johnson came into the NHL as an undrafted free agent and wasted no time making his mark. The Lightning in turn wasted little time themselves recently re-signing the 24 year old to a three- year contract extension. Here are five reasons why e...

Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below


Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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NHL Lockout Update - Nothing imminent, but there may be hope

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Burning the midnight oil was not enough to thaw hockey’s deep freeze quite yet.

For the second consecutive day, representatives from the National Hockey League and the NHL Player’s Association held marathon meetings in the hopes of settling the now 82-day long lockout that has already canceled games through Dec.…

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Another Tampa Bay Lightning player heads overseas

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Brendan Mikkelson became the fourth Tampa Bay Lightning player to bolt for Europe during the NHL imposed lockout that is now in its seventh week.

The 25-year-old defenseman signed a deal to play with Vasteras HK in the Swedish second division, according to Swedish website VLT.se, for the duration of…

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Grading the Lightning defensemen

TBL.com Feed - May 28, 2014 - 15:41
Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of offense, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. For Week 3 she is handing Lightnin...

See Ben Bishop's new mask for the 2014-15 season

TBL.com Feed - May 27, 2014 - 12:32
Ben Bishop’s mask is done and ready for its 2014-15 debut. Last week, we offered a glimpse at Bishop’s new mask and now it is done. Take a look at the work done by Jason Livery and Head Strong Grafx. (Copy and paste URL into Browser) ht...

Andrei Vasilevskiy wins Gold at World Championships

TBL.com Feed - May 27, 2014 - 10:05
Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first round draft pick at the 2012 NHL Draft, along with Team Russia defeated Finland 5-2 to win Gold as the 2014 IIHF World Championships wrapped-up Sunday in Belarus. Vasilevskiy stopped 66 of 67 ...

2014 NHL Draft: Central Scouting Service final rankings

TBL.com Feed - May 27, 2014 - 08:15
Rank Name Team League Position Height Weight 1 BENNETT, SAMUEL KINGSTON OHL C 6' 0.25" 178 2 EKBLAD, AARON BARRIE OHL D 6' 3.5" 216 3 REINHART, SAM KOOTENAY WHL C 6' 0.75" 185 4 DRAISAITL, LEON PRINCE ALBERT WHL C 6' 1.5" 204 5 DAL COLLE, MIC...
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