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Transcript: Yzerman says Sergachev, Koekkoek will get opportunity to replace Garrison

Transcript: Yzerman says Sergachev, Koekkoek will get opportunity to replace Garrison

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman discusses the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, his off-season plans for the team, and the value of Victor Hedman as a mentor for Mikhail Sergachev. Transcribed for accessibility: Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman offers his thoughts on the players selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and plans for the off-season. Question: How do you feel overall about the draft as a whole? You guys addressed some needs, it feels like. Steve Yzerman: We don’t specifically into it like trying to addressing a need. But all things being equal, we...
FOX Sports Jun 24, 2017
Lightning make 5 picks on day two at 2017 NHL Draft

Lightning make 5 picks on day two at 2017 NHL Draft

The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted 5 players on day two in the 2017 NHL Draft, including four forwards and one defenseman.
Raw Charge Jun 22, 2017
Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov named NHL Second Team All-Stars

Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov named NHL Second Team All-Stars

For both players it is their first nomination Amidst all of the awkwardness that was the NHL Awards show, and the excitement of Vegas creating a new team out of thin air was the announcement of the 2016-17 NHL All-Star teams. Not to be confused with the mid-season All-Star teams voted on by the fans, the postseason All-Star teams are voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Two members of the Tampa Bay Lightning were elected to the second team. Nikita Kucherov, fresh off a 40-goal season and Victor Hedman, who finished third in voting for the Norris Trophy were...
Raw Charge Jun 22, 2017
Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning have 23 million in salary cap space

Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning have 23 million in salary cap space

Vegas takes Jason Garrison, Victor Hedman doesn’t win the Norris Trophy, and the Bolts play the Florida Panthers in the home opener. The Bolts “The Vegas Golden Knights have selected defenseman Jason Garrison from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Expansion Draft. In addition, the Lightning sent them the rights to Nikita Gusev along with a 2017 second-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick in exchange for the Golden Knights to take Garrison.” [Raw Charge] Garrison provided one of my fondest playoff memories in recent history. I hope Vegas treats him well. The decision to move Gusev’s...
Raw Charge Jun 21, 2017
Victor Hedman falls short in Norris Trophy voting

Victor Hedman falls short in Norris Trophy voting

...But remains first in our hearts! Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman fell short in the voting for the Norris Trophy. Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks won the award, the first of his career. Burns had an insane year, scoring 29 goals, the most since Washington Capitals’ Mike Green. Hedman finished 3rd in the voting garnering three first place votes on ballots. Norris voting pic.twitter.com/JTyhGIZ0NC— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 22, 2017 When betting odds came out earlier this week, Hedman had the longest odds of any finalist for the major NHL awards with 25-to-1...
Raw Charge Jun 21, 2017
Quick Strikes: Watch the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft and Awards

Quick Strikes: Watch the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft and Awards

Will Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman win the Norris Trophy? Vegas odds say, probably not. The NHL Expansion Draft and Awards Why should we care? Victor Hedman is the Tampa Bay Lightning’s sole nominee, up for a Norris Trophy alongside Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns. Vegas says that Hedman’s odds are not good, but it’ll still be nice to see him before he heads back to Sweden for his wedding. If it’s any consolation, Karlsson will likely not win either. This was anticipated by GeoFitz4 in his Norris article in April. “As much as Lightning fans want Hedman to win, all...
Raw Charge Jun 19, 2017
Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning protect Coburn, expose Koekkoek and Dotchin

Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning protect Coburn, expose Koekkoek and Dotchin

Koekkoek? Coburn? Dotchin? GAH! The Bolts Tampa Bay Lightning announce expansion draft protection list. "JT Brown, Cedric Paquette, Jason Garrison, Jake Dotchin, and Slater Koekkoek among those exposed." [Raw Charge] The Bay Bolts had a round table to discuss who would be protected on Tampa’s list. Go see if any of them guessed Coburn, unlike us! “The forwards that have a No-Movement Clauses (NMC) are Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan. And the sole defenseman that has a NMC is Victor Hedman. Below are our staff’s predictions for the Tampa Bay protected list.” [Bay Bolts] There are...
FOX Sports Jun 18, 2017
Stamkos, Hedman, Coburn among those on Lightning's protected list

Stamkos, Hedman, Coburn among those on Lightning's protected list

The Tampa Bay Lightning protected seven forwards, three defenseman and a goalie.
Raw Charge Jun 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Lightning announce expansion draft protection list

Tampa Bay Lightning announce expansion draft protection list

JT Brown, Cedric Paquette, Jason Garrison, Jake Dotchin, and Slater Koekkoek among those exposed. Along with the rest of the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning has announced the team’s protection list for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. The following players have been protected: Ryan Callahan (F) Tyler Johnson (F) Alex Killorn (F) Nikita Kucherov (F) Vladislav Namestnikov (F) Ondrej Palat (F) Steven Stamkos (F) Braydon Coburn (D) Victor Hedman (D) Anton Stralman (D) Andrei Vasilevskiy (G) After the trade of Jonathan Drouin, there wasn’t much debate about which forwards would be...
Raw Charge Jun 1, 2017
Video: Victor Hedman’s pregame ritual — sticks, skates, and salt

Video: Victor Hedman’s pregame ritual — sticks, skates, and salt

Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Sweden defenseman Victor Hedman talks about how many sticks he uses in a season, sharing the ice with Peter Forsberg, and the toughest opponent in the NHL. A couple of weeks ago, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman helped Sweden earn a gold medal at the IIHF World Championships. Prior to the quarterfinal match against Switzerland, Jimmy Wixtröm of the Swedish newspaper-tabloid Aftonbladet followed Victor Hedman around as he went through his pregame ritual. Along the way, Hedman revealed how many sticks he uses in a season, his preference for hard...
Raw Charge May 25, 2017
Quick Strikes: Hedman’s biggest pet peeve is slow drivers

Quick Strikes: Hedman’s biggest pet peeve is slow drivers

A Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, the Syracuse Crunch defeat the Providence Bruins, and Nikita Gusev wins a KHL award The Bolts The NHLPA did a Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman. Interesting facts include his dislike of slow drivers, love of sushi, and fondness for the TV show Ray Donovan. [NHLPA] The NHL Should Expand to 32 and No Further. “There are a variety of practical suitors for a new NHL market: Seattle, Houston, Kansas City, and Québec City, to name a few. But, whatever happens, I implore Gary Bettman to add a 32nd team and to do it...

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