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Sportsnet.ca 15 hours ago
Leafs’ Ceci, Senators’ Zaitsev looking for reboot after swapping locker rooms

Leafs’ Ceci, Senators’ Zaitsev looking for reboot after swapping locker rooms

They’ve both been major minute-eaters who drew tough assignments and became lightning rods for criticism. And now that Cody Ceci and Nikita Zaitsev have swapped addresses as part of an off-season trade between Toronto and Ottawa, they are both looking to parlay a fresh start into a career resurgence. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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The Hockey Writers 22 hours ago

Lightning Still the Team to Beat in Eastern Conference

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favourites and the team to beat... The post Lightning Still the Team to Beat in Eastern Conference appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Sep 18, 2019

Reimer, Forsberg Lead Hurricanes in Shutout of Lightning

James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night. Reimer and Forsberg each played half the game for the Hurricanes, who reach... The post Reimer, Forsberg Lead Hurricanes in Shutout of Lightning appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Sep 17, 2019

Lightning Defense: What to Expect This Season

Heading into training camp this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have high expectations upon them to be one of the top teams in the league. Their offense was one of the best ever last season, but what might get overlooked was just how good their defensemen were. Related: Lightning Defense Could Look Really Different Next […] The post Lightning Defense: What to Expect This Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Sep 14, 2019

NHL Rumors: Flames, Lightning, Ducks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news on a few free agents now that Mitch Marner is signed, including Matthew Tkachuk and the Calgary Flames, and Brayden Point and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Plus, Kevin Fiala is not at Minnesota’s training camp, while two Anaheim Ducks will miss the entire season. Finally, where will […] The post NHL Rumors: Flames, Lightning, Ducks, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Sep 14, 2019

Sergachev Will Be the Lightning’s Defensive X-Factor

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, building a defensive corps that could compete with the best in the NHL has been a long and arduous task. For many years, the franchise heavily relied on Victor Hedman to carry the defense, propping up a unit that was, at best, mediocre. Through a series of smart trades and […] The post Sergachev Will Be the Lightning’s Defensive X-Factor appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Sep 14, 2019
NHL Rumours: Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues

NHL Rumours: Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues

Training camp is officially underway across the NHL. Teams are now facing the realization of the looming 2019-20 season. For some, this means rushing out to put the final touches on the climactic 2019 off-season. For others, they're already looking ahead towards the 2020 summer. This collective busyness has brought out a host of NHL rumours. As the season nears, the Last Word on Hockey team is looking to keep fans updated with the latest news. Today, we'll cover NHL rumours surrounding the Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, and St. Louis Blues. NHL Rumours Dallas Stars Rumour: The walls have...
The Hockey Writers Sep 13, 2019

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Lightning, Jets, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, one Edmonton Oilers forward seems to be retiring after serious and lingering back issues. What does that mean for the Oilers future and how does it explain the signings they did this summer? The Tampa Bay Lightning might waive or trade a goaltender and the Toronto Maple Leafs are going […] The post NHL Rumors: Oilers, Lightning, Jets, Maple Leafs, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Sep 13, 2019
Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning

Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our 2019-20 Stanley Cup pick. You can check out all our articles on our Puck Drop Page. Today the series continues with the 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning. 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 Season The Tampa Bay Lightning etched their name in...
The Hockey Writers Sep 12, 2019

Lightning Preseason Award Winners

After one of the best seasons in recent years, the Tampa Bay Lightning cleaned up at the NHL Awards in June. Forward Nikita Kucherov took home three awards — the Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award — and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender. Related: The […] The post Lightning Preseason Award Winners appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Sep 11, 2019

Rick Peckham’s Top 3 Lightning Calls

Tampa Bay Lightning play-by-play announcer Rick Peckham will begin his 24th season as the voice of the Lightning this fall, but it will also be his last. Peckham has been with the Lightning since 1995 and will be in his 42nd season announcing professional hockey. He has been with the Lightning almost as long as […] The post Rick Peckham’s Top 3 Lightning Calls appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Sep 10, 2019
TSP: Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects

TSP: Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects

Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in the 2019 draft, as there have been no games since then, and our reports on them will not have changed. Today, we look at the Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects. What we will be doing is...
The Hockey Writers Sep 7, 2019

Lightning Cup Window Closing Quickly

The Tampa Bay Lightning were the favorites to win the Stanley Cup for almost all of the 2018-19 season. They had their best season in franchise history and one of the best ever in the NHL. Many believed last year to be their year, but the Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t having any of it. They […] The post Lightning Cup Window Closing Quickly appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Aug 25, 2019

Lightning Get Leadership & Experience with Maroon

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Saturday they signed former St. Louis Blues forward Pat Maroon to a one-year, $900,000 contract. Last season, he played in 74 regular-season games and recorded 28 points while scoring seven points in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Maroon, a St. Louis native, has bounced around the league the last few […] The post Lightning Get Leadership & Experience with Maroon appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
CBC News Aug 24, 2019
Lightning ink Cup winner Maroon to 1-year deal

Lightning ink Cup winner Maroon to 1-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday announced the signing of veteran winger Patrick Maroon to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

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