Caught up briefly w Sami Salo recently. Says he would like to play this season but is still recovering from a wrist injury. Not healthy yet
CBSSports.com "In a matter of days, NHL teams will open their camps with all the familiar faces of regular roster players and established veterans that signed as free agents. Those will be all the names most NHL fans know, but perhaps the most interesting players to watch during training camps are the prospects..." September 15
#tblightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek was excited for this weekend's tournament, his surgically-repaired shoulders finally both healthy
Pro Hockey Talk "Leland Irving won’t be attending the Tampa Bay Lightning’s training camp after all. Although he was invited, Irving has instead opted to sign a one-year contract with the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev Ufa, per the Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson. Irving was selected by the Calgary Flames with the 26th..." September 13
Agent for Leland Irving, Ritch Winter, now confirms his client has signed a deal with Salavat, will not be attending #tblightning camp
Tampa Tribune "Expectations of greatness swirl all around Jonathan Drouin. In just the past month, the 19-year-old has been called the top prospect not in the NHL by ESPN.com and most recently by NHL.com, which ranked the 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward at the top of the list of top-60 prospects heading into the..." September 11
NHL.com "The star power in the League today is obvious, from Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers to Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. But that's the present. What about the stars of the future? To answer..." September 10
Leland Irving is coming on a training camp invite with #tblightning, per rosters put up for physicals
Tampa Tribune "As Steven Stamkos went about his business this summer, strengthening his surgically repaired broken leg, he sent the hockey world abuzz with the slip of a finger. While scrolling through his Twitter feed, the Lightning captain came across a story in The Hockey News about the possibility of..." September 05
Tampa Tribune "The “Tampa Bay Times” name will soon come down from the Forum in downtown Tampa, replaced by a new name “Amalie Arena,” named for the as-yet little-known oil and lubricants company based at Port Tampa Bay. The transition thus ends a 12-year run when the St. Petersburg-based paper held the..." September 04
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
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
TheScore.com "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 NHL.com he suffered the injury in January, and dealt with lingering effects throughout the remainder of the..." August 26
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
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
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
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
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
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 NHL.com. “Make..." August 04
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
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
This is probably already out there but in case: Ben Bishop 2 x $5.95 M AAV
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
NHL.com "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
Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign forward Richard Panik to a one-year, two-way contract.
#TBLightning have signed forward Brenden Morrow to a 1-year deal, team announces.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anton Stralman's deal with the #TBLightning included a $2M signing bonus, which is more than he earned all of last season.
Evgeny Nabokov signs a one-year deal with TB.
Tampa signs Mike Blunden to two-way deal, $600,000/$200,000
The #TBLightning have resigned forward Mike Angelidis. He was the Syracuse Crunch captain the last two years.
When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.
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
Brian Boyle to TB. Three years, $2.3M AAV.
Anton Stralman lands with #TBLightning on five-year deal.
COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.
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