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Tampa Bay Lightning was one of the teams in on the Justin Schultz bidding

The Tampa Bay Lightning apparently was one of the teams in on the bidding for collegiate defenseman Justin Schultz.

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Tampa Bay Lightning signs D Keith Aulie

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday signed defenseman Keith Aulie to a one-year, two-way contract. Aulie, 23, had a goal, two points and was minus-5 in 19 games after he was acquired in February from the Maple Leafs for center Carter Ashton. Aulie would need to pass through waivers if Tampa Bay wants him with AHL Syracuse.

Here is the announcement from the team:

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How would G Marty Brodeur look in a Tampa Bay Lightning uniform?

So, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has hired agent Pat Brisson to handle his contract negotiations. That set off a flurry of speculation the future Hall of Famer is serious about testing free agency, and even some speculation the Tampa Bay Lightning would be a place Brodeur might land.

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Tampa Bay Lightning's development camp roster

The Tampa Bay Lightning will have 30 players at the July 3-7 development camp at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, including first-rounders defenseman Slater Koekkoek and goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy. The camp is free and open to the public. A schedule has not been released.

Here are the attending players:

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Tampa Bay Lightning signs D Brian Lee

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Brian Lee to a two-year, one-way deal.

Here is the announcement from the team:

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Tampa Bay Lightning 2012-13 preseason schedule

The Lightning announced its 2012-13 preseason schedule:

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Tampa Bay Lightning signs D Brendan Mikkelson

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday re-signed defenseman Brendan Mikkelson to a one-year, one-way deal.

Here is the announcement from the team:

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Sakic, Sundin, Oates and Bure named to Hockey Hall of Fame, but no Dave Andreychuk

Four players were inducted Tuesday into the Hockey Hall of Fame: Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Adam Oates and Pavel Bure. But for the fourth straight year, former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk was passed over.

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Agent for Benoit Pouliot is "confident" client will sign with Lightning despite no qualifying offer

The agent for newly acquired left wing Benoit Pouliot said he is "confident" his client will sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning despite not getting a qualifying offer.

"Couldn't think of a better landing spot than Tampa," agent Kent Hughes said.

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Tampa Bay Lightning's 2012 draft picks

The Lightning made eight picks at the 2012 draft at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh:

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Tampa Bay Lightning, in a shocker, selects D Slater Koekkoek with No. 10 pick of 2012 draft

As the highly ranked defenseman were selected one after another at the 2012 NHL draft Friday night, it certainly seemed as if the Tampa Bay Lightning might go for a forward instead of the defenseman it was expected to pick. After all with Filip Forsberg and Teuvo Teravainen (the top two European skaters) still available as well as hot-shot Mikhail Grigorenko, it seemed a logical expectation.

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Lightning reveals 20th anniversary logo

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NHL releases 2012-13 Lightning schedule

The Tampa Bay Lightning opens the 2012-13 season Saturday, Oct. 13 at Florida, according to the schedule released today by the National Hockey League.

The home opener is Tuesday, Oct. 16 against the New York Islanders. It is the first of three consecutive home games before Tampa Bay embarks on a west coast trip to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

The Lightning plays at the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 17.

(Print out souvenir schedules featuring Steven Stamkos, Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier). …

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2011-12 NHL awards winners

Here is the list of award winners for the NHL's 2011-12 season:

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Reminder: Damian Cristodero chat today at 2

A quick reminder that Times beat reporter Damian Cristodero will be chatting live today, from 2-3 p.m. Want to talk about the recent acquisition of goaltender Anders Lindback, the Lightning's decision to move its AHL affiliate from Norfolk to Syracuse or the upcoming NHL draft? Whatever's on your mind, we look forward to hearing from you.

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