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2013-2014 NHL Schedule Presents New Challenges for Tampa Bay Lightning
July 20th, 2013 at 2:39 PM
The 2013-2014 NHL schedule was finally released yesterday, after agreements were reached regarding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The NHL's participation in the Olympics necessitated a break in the schedule in February. The Olympics place additional pressure on the Lightning in particular as an organization. Steven Stamkos is, barring an...

Tampa Bay Lightning Regular Season and TV Schedule Announced for 2013
January 14th, 2013 at 11:47 AM
With the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout finally over, and the memorandum of understanding as well as collective bargaining agreement signed by both the NHL and NHLPA, the schedule for the truncated 48-game season was finally release for each team in the league. Every team, including the Bolts, will play 48 intra-conference games,...

NHL and NHLPA Reach Tentative CBA Agreement, Lockout Seemingly Over
January 8th, 2013 at 11:19 AM
***VIDEO1*** Early Sunday morning, NHL commisioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr released a statement that a "basic framework" of a new CBA had been agreed to in principle. While many of the details still need to be hammered out and the deal needs to be written and signed, all...

Martin St. Louis Has Some Choice Words for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
October 26th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
As the NHL/NHLPA labor discussions drag on without foreseeable resolution, some players have stepped forward to publicly criticize the tactics and motives of NHL commisionner Gary Bettman. The league recently canceled the schedule of games through November 30 and withdrew their most recent CBA offer, which was closest to the expected...

Guy Boucher Shoots First Pitch at Rays Game
September 26th, 2012 at 1:48 PM
***VIDEO1*** That was Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher using a wrist shot for the first pitch at Tropicana Field last Friday in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was "Lightning Day" at the Trop, the stadium formerly known as the Thunderdome and the home of the Tampa Bay...

NHL Lockout, Day 2: 2012 Lockout Continues
September 17th, 2012 at 1:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** September 15 has come and go, and the NHL did not go the way of the NFL. No last minute deal was reached in spite of last minute proposals by both sides. Core issues such as division and definition of hockey-related revenue and revenue sharing between franchises remain unresolved. Now, with a...

First Nomination Deadline Approaching for Tampa Bay Lightning Community Heroes for 2012-2013
August 5th, 2012 at 2:27 AM
Per the team's official website:  We are delighted to be entering the second season of our program and look forward to reading your nominations for local, grassroots Community Heroes who are using their lives to make the greater Tampa Bay community a better place. The initiative, funded and founded by Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Sami Salo on Day One of Free Agency
July 1st, 2012 at 12:10 PM
After signing Benoit Pouliot earlier in the day, General Manager Steve Yzerman turned to another hole in his team that he was looking to address – defense. ***PHOTO1*** The Lightning gave up a league-worst 3.39 goals against per game last season, and while many have attributed this deficiency to poor goaltending, poor...