Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov doesn’t want to talk about his goals

Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov doesn’t want to talk about his goals

It's no secret to Lightning fans that right wing Nikita Kucherov is deadly serious about his game and notoriously hard on himself.As players around him relaxed and yukked it up at media day during NHL All-Star Weekend in January, Kucherov spent much ...
Published: 09/13/18
Five questions heading into Lightning training camp

Five questions heading into Lightning training camp

TAMPA — Is this the season the Lightning wins the Stanley Cup? That's the burning question for the Lightning.But there are others to answer first as the Lightning reports to training camp Thursday — 112 days since it was eliminated i...
Published: 09/12/18
Blue Jackets sign John Tortorella to 2-year contract extension

Blue Jackets sign John Tortorella to 2-year contract extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have given coach John Tortorella a two-year contract extension. The team announced Wednesday that Tortorella, who has led the Blue Jackets to the playoffs in his first two full seasons, has been signed throu...
Published: 09/12/18
Lightning, AHL’s Crunch extend affiliation through 2023

Lightning, AHL’s Crunch extend affiliation through 2023

The Lightning has already completed a contract extension less than 24 hours into Julien BriseBois' tenure as general manager.The Lightning has extended its affiliation with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch through the 2022-23 season, the Lightning and Crunc...
Published: 09/12/18
Lightning announces training camp schedule, roster

Lightning announces training camp schedule, roster

The Lightning today announced its schedule and 62-man roster for training camp, which opens with medical and physical testing Thursday at Amalie Arena.Practices begin Friday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. All practices at the Ice Sports For...
Published: 09/12/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Steve Yzerman steps aside as Lightning GM

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Steve Yzerman steps aside as Lightning GM

Steve Yzerman steps down as Lightning general manager as his assistant, Julien BriseBois, takes over the team. Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to discuss Yzerman's decision, what it means for the franhise moving forward, and what might be next for Yzerma...
Published: 09/12/18
Stevie, why? Resignation of GM Steve Yzerman is a dark day for the Lightning

Stevie, why? Resignation of GM Steve Yzerman is a dark day for the Lightning

TAMPA — Tuesday was not a great day for hockey.In fact, Tuesday could go down as one of the darkest days in Tampa Bay sports history. Just two days before the start of training camp in a season in which it is favored to win the Stanley Cup, the...
Published: 09/11/18
Meet the former tax lawyer taking over for Lightning GM Steve Yzerman

Meet the former tax lawyer taking over for Lightning GM Steve Yzerman

TAMPA — It felt as if a thousand tons of bricks fell on the Lightning on Tuesday.Bye-bye, Stevie Y.Underneath it was the new general manager.Julie B?J.B.?Um, not so much. Make it Julien, Julien BriseBois.The new man isn't a headliner. He also i...
Published: 09/11/18
Steve Yzerman steps down as Lightning general manager

Steve Yzerman steps down as Lightning general manager

TAMPA — Steve Yzerman announced this afternoon that he is stepping down after eight seasons as general manager of the Lightning.Yzerman will stay in  the organization for the 2018-19 season as an advisor to GM Julien BriseBois, the team's ...
Published: 09/11/18
What they’re saying about Steve Yzerman stepping down as Lightning GM

What they’re saying about Steve Yzerman stepping down as Lightning GM

The surprise news today that Steve Yzerman is stepping down as general manager of the Lightning to take an advisory role with the team elicited many of the type of responses you might expect: shock, bewilderment, disappointment.Yzerman �ᘷ...
Published: 09/11/18
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