Lightning Rumors & News

  • Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

    Denver Post "Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest..." August 30

  • Lightning’s Vinik plans downtown office building

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik plans a major new office building downtown, revealing yet one more piece of a larger vision for remaking the area around the Forum with new buildings, restaurants, shops and hotels. Last week, a company controlled by Vinik filed a rezoning request with the..." August 27

  • Lightning's Bishop hoping wrist is close to 100 percent before season starts "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop recently offered insight into the wrist injury that hindered him for much of last season. The Vezina Trophy finalist told Dan Rosen of he suffered the injury in January, and dealt with lingering effects throughout the remainder of the..." August 26

  • Ex-Bolt Ryan Malone pleads no contest to DUI

    Tampa Tribune "Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence and agreed to enter pretrial intervention program on a cocaine possession charge. Malone was adjudicated guilty for DUI and then sentenced to 12 months probation, a Hillsborough County court..." August 20

  • Lightning strike twice with Yzerman, Cooper combo

    Pro Hockey Talk "They don’t have the hardware of, say, Dean Lombardi + Darryl Sutter or Stan Bowman + Joel Quenneville, yet the Tampa Bay Lightning’s front office duo of GM Steve Yzerman and head coach Jon Cooper seem like they have the potential to do something special. Sure, they both took very different..." August 16

  • Lightning Malone told police he didn't know where cocaine came from

    Tampa Bay Times "When a Tampa police officer pulled out a zip-lock bag of cocaine out of Ryan Malone's back pocket during an April 11 DUI arrest, the former Lightning wing was stunned. "Oh my God," he told officer Andrew Visser. Malone, 34, waived his Miranda rights and told Visser he didn't know where the..." August 13

  • Lightning prospects ranked No. 1 by ESPN

    Tampa Tribune "One season removed from having two Calder Trophy finalists, the Lightning still have two of the top prospects in hockey, according to ESPN. In ESPN’s ranking of the top 100 drafted prospects, Jonathan Drouin checks in at No. 1 among skaters, while Andrei Vasilevskiy is ranked first among..." August 13

  • Lightning one of many teams using advanced stats

    Tampa Bay Times "It's not exactly Moneyball - or, more appropriately, Moneypuck - but there has been a lot of buzz this summer about the NHL's use of advanced stats. Sports like baseball have been more at the forefront when it comes to using analytics, and it's easier to track such numbers because of the pace..." August 07

  • Lightning coach wants to slow the bandwagon down a bit

    Pro Hockey Talk "People might quibble with a move here or there, but many would agree that an already sneaky-good Tampa Bay Lightning team got quite a bit better this summer. Maybe that’s why head coach Jon Cooper seemed a little nervous about giving up that “sneaky” part while chatting with “Make..." August 04

  • Bolts’ Pyatt joins brother in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’ll be a Pyatt family reunion in Geneve-Servette next season. On Monday, the Swiss-based club announced it agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay forward Tom Pyatt, news that came roughly two weeks after the team inked his brother, veteran NHLer Taylor Pyatt." August 04

  • Lightning’s Bishop fears being a ‘one-hit wonder’

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goalie Ben Bishop says anyone would love a long-term deal, especially coming off a season in which he was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's top goalie. But Bishop, 27, was more than happy to receive a two-year, $11.9 extension Saturday, which with a no-trade clause will keep..." August 03

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    This is probably already out there but in case: Ben Bishop 2 x $5.95 M AAV

  • On Steven Stamkos' Toronto temptation "Leave it to a promotional ball hockey event in late July to stir up one of the hottest discussions in hockey. If that isn't a true sign of it being the offseason, I don't know what is. Steven Stamkos' appearance at said event, held in Toronto, afforded media in attendance the opportunity to ask..." July 26

  • After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

    Winnipeg Free Press "LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre of that speculation. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Markham, Ont., native could be an..." July 23

  • Drouin grew by spending extra season in juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2012-13 QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads were a superb team with top prospects Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge. They were taken with the third and first overall picks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft respectably and that’s where their careers began down different paths. MacKinnon..." July 13

  • Lightning sign Brenden Morrow and Philippe Paradis "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Tampa Bay also signed forward Philippe Paradis (pair-ah-DEE) to a one-year, two-way contract. Morrow, 6-foot, 205 pounds, played in 71..." July 12

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign forward Richard Panik to a one-year, two-way contract.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #TBLightning have signed forward Brenden Morrow to a 1-year deal, team announces.

  • Bolts prospect Erne to get wrist surgery

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Adam Erne will undergo wrist surgery on Thursday, Erne announced via his official Twitter account Wednesday night. Erne, the team’s second-round pick in 2013, was held out of skating drills at last week’s prospect development camp because of the wrist injury and..." July 10

  • Lightning sign Jerome Samson to a one-year deal

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Jerome Samson to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Samson, 26, played in 68 games for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League last season. He earned 27 goals with 56 points. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, he was second on St...." July 10

  • Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

    Tampa Bay Times "New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play..." July 09

  • Lightning’s top pick receives high praise

    Tampa Tribune "Shortly after Tampa Bay took defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in last month’s NHL draft, the latest first-round selection from the Sarnia Sting chosen by the Lightning received a text message from another Sarnia alumni chosen by Tampa Bay in the first round — Steven..." July 07

  • Koekkoek ready to put shoulder injuries behind him

    Tampa Bay Times "Considering the hard-luck D Slater Koekkoek has had with injuries, it’d be easy for him to be down. But after Koekkoek’s last three seasons have ended in shoulder surgeries – two on his left, the latest on his right – he and the Lightning have to look on the bright side. “The good news is,..." July 06

  • No hard feelings between Lightning prospects Jonathan Drouin, Adam Erne

    Tampa Bay Times "RW Jonathan Drouin and LW Adam Erne's lockers are side by side during this week's Lightning development camp. It might be symbolic because there's no friction between the two prospects. "We're cool," Erne said at the Ice Sports Forum. "We're friends." The duo has moved on since Erne's..." July 05

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    #tblightning have re-signed D Andrej Sustr @AndrejSustr to a one year, one way contract

  • Good young goaltenders might cost Lightning top prospect

    Tampa Tribune "The core of the Lightning’s organizational strength — goaltending depth — is front and center at this week’s prospect development camp as the top three goaltenders in Tampa Bay’s system show off why the future is so bright in net. But that strength could also prove to be a detriment, and the..." July 04

  • Former GM Feaster back with Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning are bringing back a link to their championship past. Tampa Bay on Wednesday hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development. Feaster served as Lightning GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004. The announcement is..." July 03

  • Jonathan Drouin ready to make impact with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning relied more on rookies than any other team last season. A league-high eight played in at least 40 games. Thirteen saw action overall. Two, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, were finalists for the Calder Trophy, the league's rookie of the year award. But wing Jonathan Drouin, the..." July 03

  • Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of..." July 02

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Anton Stralman's deal with the #TBLightning included a $2M signing bonus, which is more than he earned all of last season.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Evgeny Nabokov signs a one-year deal with TB.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Tampa signs Mike Blunden to two-way deal, $600,000/$200,000

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #TBLightning have resigned forward Mike Angelidis. He was the Syracuse Crunch captain the last two years.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.

  • Bolts d-man Korobov signs in Russia

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning d-man Dmitry Korobov has signed with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL, the club announced on Tuesday. Korobov, 25, signed a two-year entry-level deal with Tampa in 2012 after a stint with KHL Dynamo Minsk. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Belorussian rearguard spent most of his time in..." July 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Brian Boyle to TB. Three years, $2.3M AAV.

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    With Stralman gone to #Lightning many suggesting Niskanen now a potential fit with #Avalanche

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Anton Stralman lands with #TBLightning on five-year deal.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN

  • Oilers acquire Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay Lightning for Sam Gagner, who is then flipped to Coyotes

    Edmonton Journal "He was, until Sunday, the longest serving member on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but after playing 481 games on a team that didn’t make one playoff appearance during his seven-year stay, Sam Gagner will now be plying his trade with the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers had traded the centre to the..." June 30

  • Lightning trade Nate Thompson to Ducks for 4th and 7th-round picks in 2015 "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is a busy man as he prepares for free agency on July 1. He pulled off another trade Sunday night, the Lightning's third of the day. Thompson, a 29-year-old center who will turn 30 on Oct. 5, scored nine goals and added seven assists in 81 games..." June 30

  • Report: Lightning made best offer for Panthers’ top pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’d heard all about how Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon was listening intently for offers on the first overall pick at the 2014 Draft. What we didn’t know was who was in talks with him to move up. According to’s Pierre LeBrun, the team that made the most aggressive push to deal with..." June 29

  • Philly-area native happy to be with Flyers rival

    USA Today "Lifelong Flyers fan Anthony DeAngelo sat behind the table in a blue Tampa Bay Lightning jersey with a huge smile on his face. The defenseman hoped the hometown Flyers would draft him, but he slipped two spots lower and went 19th overall to the Lightning. Thanks to a rough playoff series in..." June 28

  • Canucks Trade Garrison, Costello to Lightning for Pick "The Vancouver Canucks continued their busy day of dealing, sending defenceman Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with the rights to Jeff Costello in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Tampa also receives Vancouver's seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Lightning re-sign forward J.T. Brown to 2-year deal

    Fox Sports Florida "Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown was re-signed to a two-year, one-way contract Wednesday night. The deal is worth a reported $1.9 million. Brown, 23, had four goals and 19 points in 63 games with the Lightning last season. He ranked fourth among Tampa Bay rookies for assists and..." June 26

  • Lightning initiate compliance buyout for Ryan Malone

    Tampa Bay Times "The Tampa Bay Lightning has initiated the compliance buyout process for veteran wing Ryan Malone, the Times has learned. Tampa Bay had one more buyout available, having used one on former captain Vinny Lecavalier last summer. A buyout of Malone will save the Lightning a $4.5 million cap hit by..." June 25

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #lightning Ryan Callahan contract breakdown: $6M/$6.4/$6.5/$6.5/$4.7/$4.7 6 years at $5.8 AAV #tvasports