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Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph proves youth will be served

Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph proves youth will be served

TAMPA - Mathieu Joseph knew he had something to prove from the beginning as one of the Lightning's four true rookies this season.His speed and skill put him in competition with veteran forward Ryan Callahan for a spot in the lineup. The two right wingers danced around
Puck Prose May 20, 2019

3 teams who should sign Brayden Point to an offer sheet

Tampa Bay Lightning star BraydenPoint is a prime offer sheet candidate this offseason. Here are three teams that should try signing him away from Tampa. The Tampa Bay Lightning were supposed to be vying for a Stanley Cup championship right now, but the Presidents’ Trophy winners were swept by the eighth-seeded Columbus Blue Jackets in […] 3 teams who should sign Brayden Point to an offer sheet - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Tampa Bay Times May 19, 2019
Lightning forward J.T. Miller has proven to be an added treat

Lightning forward J.T. Miller has proven to be an added treat

(This is the 16th in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Mathieu Joseph)TAMPA - Like sprinkles on top of an ice cream sundae, the Lightning acquired J.T. Miller as an added treat in the trade for defenseman Ryan
Tampa Bay Times May 18, 2019
Andrei Vasilevskiy made dazzling saves but also allowed goals

Andrei Vasilevskiy made dazzling saves but also allowed goals

(This is the 15th in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: J.T. Miller)TAMPA - Andrei Vasilevskiy has a sixth sense for detecting the puck behind him, or maybe it's eyes in the back of his head. The Lightning goalie
Tampa Bay Times May 17, 2019
Tampa Bay, we are not alone with our sports stigma

Tampa Bay, we are not alone with our sports stigma

The Lightning's first-round sweep at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets will be something that could take a while for Tampa Bay to live down. Here's a look at the sports stigmas of other markets:Atlanta: Falcons, 28-3.Baltimore: Super Bowl III,
Tampa Bay Times May 17, 2019
Lightning is gone, but, stigma will linger

Lightning is gone, but, stigma will linger

ST. PETERSBURG - The Lightning is done but Tampa Bay is an astounding place to live. We have a world championship in football and one in hockey. Why us?We don't deserve to be Buffalo.By the way, I mentioned Buffalo recently in a column about the Lightning's
Tampa Bay Times May 17, 2019
Erik Cernák emerged seemingly from nowhere on the Lightning's blue line

Erik Cernák emerged seemingly from nowhere on the Lightning's blue line

(This is the 14th in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Andrei Vasilevskiy)TAMPA - Erik Černák packed for a week but stayed for five months. The young defenseman impressed out of training camp, but
Tampa Bay Times May 16, 2019
Ondrej Palat fuels Lightning's success -- when he's healthy

Ondrej Palat fuels Lightning's success -- when he's healthy

(This is the 13th in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Erik Cernak)TAMPA - There's no question that Ondřej Palát plays a pivotal role on Tampa Bay's roster.He's fast, smart and
The Hockey Writers May 16, 2019

Lightning Defense Could Look Really Different Next Season

Heading into the 2018-19 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning featured one of the deepest defensive corps in team history. With Norris Trophy winner Victor Hedman in his prime, along with a mixture of experienced veterans and young talent behind him, the unit was primed to become one of the Lightning’s biggest assets. For most of […] The post Lightning Defense Could Look Really Different Next Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Tampa Bay Times May 15, 2019
Ryan McDonagh was everything the Lightning could want ... until he wasn't

Ryan McDonagh was everything the Lightning could want ... until he wasn't

This is the 12th in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Ondřej PalátTAMPA - Over and over again, Jon Cooper was asked the same question: What makes this year's Lightning different than last
Tampa Bay Times May 15, 2019
Lightning season in review player-by-player

Lightning season in review player-by-player

Lightning beat writer Diana C. Nearhos and staff writer Mari Faiello will break down Tampa Bay's season, the historic success followed historic failure, by looking at each player individually one day at a time. Find the whole series below and check back for new additions.
Tampa Bay Times May 14, 2019
Is the Lightning's Dan Girardi getting better or older?

Is the Lightning's Dan Girardi getting better or older?

This is the 11th in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Ryan McDonagh)TAMPA - You may have heard this before: another 30-plus-year-old defenseman up for free agency this summer who may have played his last games
Tampa Bay Times May 13, 2019
Anthony Cirelli's consistent play belies his young age

Anthony Cirelli's consistent play belies his young age

TAMPA - From the start, it was clear Anthony Cirelli was something special. Just maybe not for the reason his first impression might have suggested.Cirelli scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot, in his NHL debut on May 1, 2018. That's almost Nikita Kucherov-
Tampa Bay Times May 13, 2019
Is Alex Killorn good enough to stay on the Lightning's roster?

Is Alex Killorn good enough to stay on the Lightning's roster?

(This is the ninth in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Anthony Cirelli)TAMPA - He put one shot on net from the boards, and it skipped off a defender and past the goalie.Then he skipped ahead on a rush
Tampa Bay Times May 11, 2019
Mikhail Sergachev's versatility filled various voids for the Lightning this season

Mikhail Sergachev's versatility filled various voids for the Lightning this season

This is the seventh in a series this month looking at each player on the Lightning's roster. Up next: Nikita KucherovTAMPA - Mikhail Sergachev spent most of the 2018-19 season providing snapshots of his unique skills, and perhaps the clearest picture of

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