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Valtteri Filppula Headed to the Tampa Bay Lightning on 5-Year Deal
July 5th, 2013 at 9:09 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the buyout of captain Vincent Lecavalier coming earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Lightning were left with a pretty significant hole in their roster. The ongoing philosophy and plan for General Manager Steve Yzerman has been to bring along prospects slowly and not thrust them into tough NHL minutes right...

Vincent Lecavalier Bought Out by Tampa Bay Lightning
June 27th, 2013 at 12:48 PM
***VIDEO1*** The video above was played at a home game to celebrate Vincent Lecavalier's 1,000 games played with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Today, it serves just as well as a farewell video.  I will let this tweet speak for itself.   #tblightning have bought out the contract of captain Vinny Lecavalier — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO)...

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...

Nate Thompson and Matt Carle Help Team USA Claim Bronze Medal at the World Championships
May 20th, 2013 at 12:34 PM
***VIDEO1*** Team USA beat host country Finland for the second time in the 2013 IIHF World Championships, this time 3-2 in a shootout to claim the bronze medal, the first medal for Team USA in this tournament since 2004. Nate Thompson and Matt Carle were quiet, but effective in this one as...

Tampa Bay Lightning Players for Team USA at World Championships Contribute to 4-1 Win Over Latvia
May 6th, 2013 at 1:57 PM
***VIDEO1*** Tampa Bay Lightning players Matt Carle, Ben Bishop, and Nate Thompson helped Team USA to a 4-1 win over Latvia yesterday at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and an unblemished 2-0-0-0 record so far in the tournament. Like their first game against Austria, the Americans got off to a slow...

Tampa Bay Lightning Players Matt Carle, Nate Thompson, and Ben Bishop Help USA to 5-3 Win Over Austria at the World Championships
May 4th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
***VIDEO1*** The 2013 Men's World Championships for ice hockey began late last night (or early this morning) in Helsinki, Finland as USA took on Austria in their opening game. Tampa Bay Lightning players Matt Carle and Nate Thompson were alternate captains for the Joe Sacco coached squad, and goaltender Ben Bishop started in...

Nate Thompson Suspended Two Games for Hit to Head of Matt D’Agostini
March 30th, 2013 at 4:58 PM
***VIDEO1*** Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson has been suspended 2 games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Matt D'Agostini during Friday night's 5-4 shootout victory. As noted in the suspension video by Brendan Shanahan, Thompson made D'Agostini's head the principal point of contact; however, D'Agostini...

Tampa Bay Lightning Center Nate Thompson Signs 4-Year Contract Extension
March 23rd, 2013 at 2:32 PM
***VIDEO1*** In a somewhat surprising move by Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman just as this afternoon's game with the Ottawa Senators was beginning, Lightning forward Nate Thompson has signed a 4-year, 6.4 million dollar extension to stay with the club.   Thompson's new deal with Tampa worth $1.6 M per year...

Tampa Bay Lightning Continue Road Trip Against New York Rangers, Alex Killorn Set to Make NHL Debut
February 10th, 2013 at 4:26 PM
***VIDEO1*** Following the postponement of Saturday night's match-up against the Boston Bruins due to a statewide weather-related state of emergency in Massachusetts, the Tampa Bay Lightning hopped on a bus bound for Manhattan to face the New York Rangers tonight, in what would have been the back end of a back...

NHL Lockout, Day 18: Nate Thompson to Play for ECHL Alaska Aces During Lockout
October 3rd, 2012 at 11:43 PM
***VIDEO1*** Last Friday, Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, signed a tryout contract with the ECHL Alaska Aces. Thompson plans to sign a standard player contract soon to play for the Aces for the duration of the lockout. As reported by Damien Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Thompson...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Vlad Namestnikov Ready for Move to AHL
August 29th, 2012 at 8:09 PM
***VIDEO1*** With a lockout at the NHL level seemingly growing more and more likely by the day, many Tampa Bay Lightning prospects expected to move up to the NHL squad or stick with the big club for another year may be forced to stay down in Syracuse and play for the...

Southeast Division Gets Stronger: Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Carolina Hurricanes
July 27th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** If there is one team in the entire NHL that has made the flashiest offseason acquisitions, that team is almost certainly the Carolina Hurricanes. GM Jim Rutherford's first move of the offseason came at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, where he traded his 1st round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins in...

Steven Stamkos Continues Offseason Tradition of Workouts with Gary Roberts
July 24th, 2012 at 9:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** If there is one person who might deserve more credit than you think for Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos record setting 60 goal season last year, its retired NHL forward Gary Roberts. Roberts played 21 seasons in the NHL, including a brief stint at the end of his career with the...

Evaluating the Tampa Bay Lightning Roster: Centers
July 23rd, 2012 at 8:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the first and second articles in this series, I reviewed the organizational strength and depth of the goaltending and defense positions for the Tampa Bay Lightning, with an emphasis on those players that have already reached the NHL level or those who are expected to contribute to the big...