Category: ‘Players’

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...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Radko Gudas
July 30th, 2013 at 9:03 PM
***VIDEO1*** Radko Gudas, drafted in the 3rd round (66th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, broke into the NHL this year after playing a big role for the Calder Cup winning Norfolk Admirals a season ago. Perhaps the best example of a talented prospect going through a measured, careful development...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Ben Bishop
July 27th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
***VIDEO1*** As the 2013 player grades series continues, it is time to evaluate the first goaltender -- Ben Bishop, acquired at the trade deadline from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for promising young forward Cory Conacher. While this series has been working its way up with skaters that took the ice for...

Usual Suspects for Tampa Bay Lightning Invited to Olympic Camps
July 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 PM
***VIDEO1*** As most of the major hockey countries announced their Olympic Orientation Camp rosters today, the players assumed to make the cut were all on their respective teams' lists. Superstar forwards Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis were both invited by Team Canada GM (and Lightning GM) Steve Yzerman. Defenseman Sami Salo...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Brian Lee
July 18th, 2013 at 2:08 AM
This installment of my 2013 player grades series is the one we have been looking forward to the least. We don't enjoy harsh criticism and will often look for the positive aspects of any situation or person, wherever possible. But there is no point in sugarcoating what was a tremendously disappointing...