Friday, August 17, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

Kucherov signing helps Lightning finish what it started

Kucherov signing helps Lightning finish what it started

TAMPA — The Erik Karlsson sweepstakes hasn't ended for the Lightning.But the Nikita Kucherov sweepstakes is over before it began.The Lightning has locked up its star right winger. An eight-year extension that begins in the 2019-20 season will p...
Updated one month ago
Meet the girl behind the Marty St. Louis sign

Meet the girl behind the Marty St. Louis sign

ST. PETERSBURG — When the call from the Hall came, there she was again.The girl with the "I (heart) U Marty" sign, in the newspaper again, this time on the cover of the June 27 Tampa Bay Times sports section. She was frozen in time, doing what ...
Updated one month ago
What might Lightning give up to get Erik Karlsson?

What might Lightning give up to get Erik Karlsson?

TAMPA — Shortly after the excitement of the real possibility Thursday night that the Lightning could be trading for defenseman Erik Karlsson, fans quickly came to an uneasy place: What exactly would Tampa Bay give up to get the two-time Norris ...
Updated one month ago
The Lightning advantage in Erik Karlsson trade talks

The Lightning advantage in Erik Karlsson trade talks

He wants to be here.This is the place.In case you'd missed it amid the gloom and doom of a Lightning season that came up short again, there are still people who want to play in Tampa Bay.One of them is Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson of Landsbro, Sweden. T...
Updated one month ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Will the Lightning trade for Erik Karlsson?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Will the Lightning trade for Erik Karlsson?

Rick Stroud returns from vacation to discuss reports that the Lightning will acquire star defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators.He also talks about reaction to Jameis Winston's three-game suspension, the Rays' crazy home stand and which p...
Updated one month ago
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 ...
Updated one month ago
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...
Updated one month ago
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 ...
Updated one month ago
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...
Updated: 2 months ago
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: 2 months ago
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