Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning re-signs Cedric Paquette to 1-year, $1 million deal

Lightning re-signs Cedric Paquette to 1-year, $1 million deal

TAMPA — The Lightning's push to retain its players for 2018-19 continued Thursday, with center Cedric Paquette re-signing on a one-year, $1 million deal.Paquette, 24, had five goals and four assists in 2017-18, his fourth full NHL season. He's ...
Published: 07/05/18
Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr signs with Anaheim

Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr signs with Anaheim

Defenseman Andrej Sustr, an unrestricted free agent after playing the past five seasons with the Lightning, signed a one-year contract Thursday with the Anaheim Ducks.Sustr, 27, saw a diminished role this past season and was inactive during Tampa Bay...
Published: 07/05/18
Could Lightning trade for Senators’ Erik Karlsson?

Could Lightning trade for Senators’ Erik Karlsson?

The Lightning missed out on the bidding for Islanders star John Tavares, but they're in the mix for another top NHL star, potentially trading to land two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators.Tampa Bay had pursued Karlsson ...
Published: 07/05/18
Lightning’s summer might already be over, and that’s okay

Lightning’s summer might already be over, and that’s okay

So here we are, right in the middle one of the most jittery offseasons in Lightning history.Bet the boys can hardly sit still waiting for the start of next season. That's what happens when you come this close to getting to the Stanley Cup final. That...
Published: 07/03/18
Lightning re-signs D Slater Koekkoek to 1-year deal

Lightning re-signs D Slater Koekkoek to 1-year deal

The Lightning on Monday signed defenseman Slater Koekkoek, a first-round draft pick in 2012, to a one-year contract worth $865,000.Koekkoek, 24, was a restricted free agent who has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Lightning. He had four ...
Updated one month ago
Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh’s biggest NHL dream

Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh’s biggest NHL dream

BRANDON —Surrounded by reporters and cameras in the Lightning's new locker room Thursday, Taylor Raddysh talked about his hockey journey and the brother who made it with him.The brother he inline skated with, wearing down the finish on their ba...
Updated one month ago
Going home: John Tavares picks Maple Leafs over Lightning, others

Going home: John Tavares picks Maple Leafs over Lightning, others

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a not-yet-10-year-old Tavares in bed, asleep on a pill...
Updated one month ago
Lightning locks up D Ryan McDonagh with $47 million deal

Lightning locks up D Ryan McDonagh with $47 million deal

By Greg AumanTimes Staff WriterTAMPA — When the Lightning traded for defenseman Ryan McDonagh in February, the veteran defenseman found himself in a new locker room for the first time in eight years, unsure of what his new team would be like.Th...
Updated one month ago
Steve Yzerman: Lightning would have to do ‘other things’ if John Tavares comes

Steve Yzerman: Lightning would have to do ‘other things’ if John Tavares comes

BRANDON — Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman went to Los Angeles with coach Jon Cooper on Wednesday to woo Islanders center John Tavares, who can be a free agent Sunday, making a case to add a major piece to the NHL's top-scoring offense l...
Updated one month ago
‘Freshman 15’ helped turn defenseman Green into Lightning draft pick

‘Freshman 15’ helped turn defenseman Green into Lightning draft pick

Alex Green wasn't drafted the first two years he was eligible, and while he had hoped to be drafted Saturday in his final shot, the defenseman was pleasantly surprised to go as high as he did to the Lightning in the fourth round."I didn't really expe...
Updated one month ago
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