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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: 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...

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...

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...

Keith Aulie Signed to One-Year, One-Way Deal
June 26th, 2013 at 10:04 PM
***VIDEO1*** Soon-to-be RFA defenseman Keith Aulie has been signed to a one-year, one-way contract for the 2013-2014 season by the Tampa Bay Lightning, per various reports.   #tblightning announce Dman Keith Aulie signs a one year, one way deal, was set to be an RFA on July 5 — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) June 26,...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Marc-Andre Bergeron
June 11th, 2013 at 6:22 PM
2013 was an up and down season in Tampa Bay, mostly down, and for the second straight year the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the year on the outside looking in. This year saw a lockout-shortened (48-game) season, four different goal tenders start games for Tampa Bay, a once-likely Calder Trophy nominee...

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...

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 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...

Mathieu Roy Signed to a Three Game Contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
April 23rd, 2013 at 3:22 PM
In a move done 100% for the benefit of the AHL Syracuse Crunch, the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Mathieu Roy to a contract "for the remaining games of the season". With only three games left, its clear that the Roy signing is merely a stopgap so that defenseman Radko...

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...

Brian Lee Waived by Tampa Bay Lightning
March 22nd, 2013 at 12:38 PM
***VIDEO1*** Like Adam Hall before him, Brian Lee has become a victim of circumstance. This morning, per Darren Dreger of TSN:   Rangers place Halpern, Caps place Crabb, Canes place Boychuk, Bolts place Lee on Waivers — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 22, 2013   Sure, he's become something of a scapegoat for the ills of this Tampa...

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 1st Round Pick Slater Koekkoek Traded in OHL
January 10th, 2013 at 11:24 AM
***VIDEO1*** Tampa Bay  Lightning GM Steve Yzerman surprised many by following a run on defensemen early in the first round and selecting Peterborough Petes defender Slater Koekkoek 10th overall (whom many had ranked in the bottom half of the first round or even lower) instead of the much more highly rated...

NHL Lockout, Day 12: Update on Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Victor Hedman
September 27th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
***VIDEO1*** During the 2004-05 lockout, several Tampa Bay Lightning players -- the reigning Stanley Cup champions -- headed overseas to play. Vincent Lecavalier, Nikolai Khabibulin and Brad Richards went to Russia to play in the Russian SuperLeague for Ak Bars Kazan; Martin St. Louis played for the Swiss club HC Lausanne. So it...

Former Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Paul Ranger Signs with AHL Toronto Marlies
August 21st, 2012 at 11:16 PM
***VIDEO1*** As per various sources, former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger, who left the Bolts and professional hockey altogether unexpectedly and inexplicably in October of 2009, is making a comeback. After less than ten games into his fifth season with the Lightning, Ranger all but disappeared with no more explanation than...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects in Game 2 of 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
August 10th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Game 2 of the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge took place this morning in Yaroslavl. After the Canadians took Game 1 by a score of 3-2, the Russians exploded offensively in Game 2 to even the series with a 6-3 victory, in a game they never trailed. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Andrei Vasilevski got...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects Participate in 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
August 9th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Game 1 if the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge took place in Yaroslavl, Russia, with the Canadian squad emerging victorious 3-2 after a three goal second period outburst. Tampa Bay Lightning prospects playing for Team Russia included defensemen Nikita Nesterov and Artem Sergeev and one of the Lightning's 1st round draft picks (19th overall)...

Victor Hedman and Anders Lindback Take the Ice with Swedish Charity Hockey Team the Icebreakers
August 8th, 2012 at 10:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The "Icebreakers" as they are known is an ice hockey team founded by Swedish NHLers Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund in 2002. From Wikipedia: Their purpose is to raise money for a foundation who give scholarships to dysfunctional, handicapped, or otherwise needy children. They raise this money not only by playing charity ice...