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Kristers Gudlevskis Signed to Three-Year, Two-Way Deal by Tampa Bay Lightning
August 2nd, 2013 at 9:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** At this summer's NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Latvian goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis in the 5th round (124th overall), which was viewed by some as a curious move, given the collection of goaltenders GM Steve Yzerman has acquired since 2010. Today, Gudlevskis was signed to a three-year, two-way deal, the...

Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Last RFA, Defenseman Mark Barberio
July 16th, 2013 at 3:59 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the J.T. Brown re-signing from yesterday and Dan Sexton headed to Europe for next season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were left with just one restricted free agent to sign for the 2013-2014 season -- defenseman Mark Barberio.   #LIGHTNING re-sign D Mark Barberio. GM Steve Yzerman told me he was comfortable...

J.T. Brown Re-Signed by Tampa Bay Lightning
July 16th, 2013 at 2:19 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward J.T. Brown to a one-year, two-way contract the team announced yesterday. Brown, an unrestricted free agent signing for the Lightning in 2012 after a decorated NCAA career with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, skated in only 51 regular season games for the Syracuse Crunch of...

Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Andrey Vasilevskiy Improves at Prospect Camp
July 12th, 2013 at 12:23 PM
During the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp, Russian goalie Andrey Vasilevskly showed immense improvement. After the conclusion of camp on Wednesday, Vasilevskly finished three-by-three play with 110  saves on 127 shots equaling an .866 save percentage, which was the best among the four potential goalies at the Lightning camp.  Before being selected...

2013 NHL Entry Draft: Why the Tampa Bay Lightning Passed on Drafting Defense
July 9th, 2013 at 2:59 PM
***VIDEO1*** Following last Sunday's 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, New Jersey, the Lightning ended the evening without making any trades, instead holding on to the 6 selections they entered the day with. This tweet found its way into my feed via the always insightful folks at Bolt Prospects:   Did I read that...

Jonathan Drouin, Valtteri Filppula and the Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Depth Chart
July 6th, 2013 at 2:38 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the 3rd overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Jonathan Drouin, left wing for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. On Day 1 of free agency, General Manager Steve Yzerman signed former Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula to a 5-year, 25 million dollar...

Drew Olson Acquired in Trade with Columbus Blue Jackets
July 2nd, 2013 at 4:37 PM
***VIDEO1*** The first trade of the offseason has been completed by the Tampa Bay Lightning. No, they didn't move Ryan Malone out to clear some more salary space. No, all of your beloved forward prospects are still in the organization (for now) as they weren't packaged for NHL blue-line help. It's a rather minor...

Tampa Bay Lightning Reportedly Have Interest in Tyler Seguin
June 29th, 2013 at 1:18 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Boston Bruins have reportedly made Tyler Seguin available in trade discussions.   Not 100 per cent yet but looks like Nathan Horton will NOT be back with BOS. B's talking trade and Tyler Seguin's name has been discussed. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2013 Reportedly, the Tampa Bay Lightning are one of...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Tyler Johnson
June 22nd, 2013 at 1:31 AM
***VIDEO1*** With Cory Conacher traded at the deadline to the Ottawa Senators for goaltender Ben Bishop, the role of undersized, skilled, tenacious forward in the Lightning's prospect pool was left to Tyler Johnson, an undrafted free agent out of the WHL signed by Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman in March...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Ondrej Palat
June 18th, 2013 at 4:17 PM
***VIDEO1*** Ondrej Palat appeared in 14 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, mostly due to injuries to the forward corps of the big club. If there is one AHL forward or prospect that may be the "dark horse" to make the Lightning next season, we would have to say it...

The Case Against Valeri Nichushkin for the Tampa Bay Lightning
June 10th, 2013 at 12:52 PM
***VIDEO1*** When the lottery balls were drawn, a lot of hockey fans in Denver got excited -- and for good reason. The Colorado Avalanche won the 2013 NHL Entry Draft Lottery this year, moving up from the 2nd overall position and displacing the Florida Panthers, who finished with the worst record in...

Radko Gudas Signs Three Year Extension with Tampa Bay Lightning
May 6th, 2013 at 3:42 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they have signed rookie defenseman Radko Gudas to a three year contract extension. Reportedly, the extension is a 1-way deal for all three years.   Per BriseBois, the contract is entirely one-way. — Syracuse Hockey (@syrhockey) May 6, 2013 Gudas' deal was expiring and he would have become...

Tampa Bay Lightning Retain Third Selection in 2013 NHL Entry Draft
April 29th, 2013 at 10:00 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Colorado Avalanche are the winners of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft Lottery, meaning they swap places with the Florida Panthers while every other team that had a shot in the lottery stays put. This means that the Tampa Bay Lightning, who finished 28th (3rd worst) in the league standings this year,...

Tampa Bay Lightning Send Cory Conacher to Ottawa Senators for Goaltender Ben Bishop on Deadline Day
April 3rd, 2013 at 12:00 PM
***VIDEO1*** In a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Lightning have made a deal at the trade deadline for a goaltender. No, not Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks, long linked to Tampa Bay in trade rumors; not Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames, who reportedly would not report to a new team...

Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Marc-Andre Bergeron to the Carolina Hurricanes for Adam Hall and a 7th Round Pick
April 2nd, 2013 at 2:40 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was announced this morning that the Tampa Bay Lightning have traded defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Adam Hall -- lost to the Canes earlier this season on waivers -- and a 7th round pick in this summer's NHL entry draft. While this move left...

Anders Lindback Out Indefinitely with Sprained Right Ankle
March 21st, 2013 at 1:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** From Damian Cristodero this morning:   Lightning announces G Anders Lindback out indefinitely with a right ankle sprain. — Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) March 21, 2013 The injury to Lindback will test the organizational depth at the goaltending position, as a call-up will be made from AHL Syracuse Crunch (likely Cedrick Desjardins) and a corresponding...

Tampa Bay Lightning Defeat Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Thanks to Rookies, Mathieu Garon
March 17th, 2013 at 1:52 PM
***VIDEO1*** When Adam Hall was waived and then claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, a lot of people were puzzled by the move. One of the better defensive forwards on the roster and the team's only faceoff specialist, he was well liked in the locker room and by the fans for his work ethic...

Radko Gudas to Make NHL Debut as Tampa Bay Lightning Face Florida Panthers
March 12th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the Tampa Bay Lightning floundering and struggling to maintain relevance in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, yet another rookie will make his NHL debut tonight, following Cory Conacher, Alex Killorn, Richard Panik, and Ondrej Palat from Norfolk to Syracuse to Tampa Bay. Radko Gudas, a right-shooting defenseman drafted in the 3rd...

Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Acquire Goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from Montreal Canadiens for Goalie Dustin Tokarski
February 14th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
***VIDEO1*** In a surprising move this afternoon, the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have traded AHL goaltender Dustin Tokarski to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Cedrick Desjardins. As per Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, the move was made to solidify AHL goaltending which General Manager Steve Yzerman has...

Tampa Bay Lightning Return Home and Try to Snap Losing Streak Against Montreal Canadiens
February 12th, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Following an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to the New York Rangers on Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning regrouped and finally headed back home to the much friendlier Tampa Bay Times Forum, where they will face off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. The Bolts have lost four straight to the Atlantic Division, including...