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2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Dana Tyrell
July 13th, 2013 at 12:38 AM
***VIDEO1*** While the bottom-six forward group impressed towards the end of the 2013 season under Jon Cooper, one player who seemed immune to the progress was Dana Tyrell. A 2nd round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2007, Tyrell has struggled to carve out a permanent spot in the NHL...

Pierre-Cedric Labrie Re-Signed by Tampa Bay Lightning
July 1st, 2013 at 8:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** In an unsurprising move, the Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie to a one year, one-way contract.   The #tblightning have re-signed LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie to a one-year, one-way deal; was scheduled to be a UFA on Friday — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) July 2, 2013 In my review of Labrie's performance with...

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: Adam Hall
June 28th, 2013 at 9:22 PM
***VIDEO1*** Adam Hall faced an unfortunate fate with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013, being waived by the team then re-acquired in a trade only to be waived once again. Primarily deployed as a defensive, penalty kill, and faceoff specialist during his tenure with the Lightning, the emergence of some younger and...

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: Pierre-Cedric Labrie
June 25th, 2013 at 11:37 AM
***VIDEO1*** Pierre-Cedric Labrie made the Tampa Bay Lightning out of training camp when Guy Boucher was still the head coach. At the time, the thought was that Labrie's size and toughness added an extra element to the Bolts' overall team game. Putting him on the opening night roster was supposed to make...

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...

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...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Nikita Kucherov Headed to North America?
July 30th, 2012 at 2:02 PM
***VIDEO1*** Russian forward Nikita Kucherov, 19, was drafted in the second round, 58th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. While most scouting reports indicated his skill and potential to bloom into a terrific NHLer, many also emphasized a considerable drawback to drafting the CSKA winger--the problem...

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...

Former Bolt Tim Wallace Signs 1-Year Deal with Carolina Hurricanes
July 20th, 2012 at 4:34 PM
Former member of the Tampa Bay Lightning Tim Wallace signed a 1-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday. Wallace, 27, was claimed off waives by the Lightning last season from the New York Islanders. He skated in 16 games for the Bolts near the end of last season after injuries and...

Several Tampa Bay Lightning UFAs Remain Unsigned
July 12th, 2012 at 1:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** We're now almost a full two weeks into the free agency period in the NHL. The biggest pieces have fallen -- Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have taken their talents to the Twin Cities, the Lightning signed "Plan B" defenseman Matt Carle, and many other depth players have either re-signed with their...