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Lightning: 3 Impossible Deadline Deals

With the NHL trade deadline now just days away, the Tampa Bay Lightning already made one of the biggest trades of the season. They gave up top-prospect Nolan Foote and the Vancouver Canucks’ 2020 first-round selection for Blake Coleman from the New Jersey Devils. With this trade, the Lightning gave up two key assets, meaning […] The post Lightning: 3 Impossible Deadline Deals appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 20, 2020

Lightning’s 3 Worst Trades of the Decade

Over the course of the last ten years, the Tampa Bay Lightning made a number of franchise-altering trades. The 2010s were a busy one for the Lightning, with general managers Steve Yzerman and Julien BriseBois finding themselves active as both buyers and sellers on the trade market. While the Lightning may have made a lot […] The post Lightning’s 3 Worst Trades of the Decade appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Feb 20, 2020
NHL Predictions: February 20 Late Games- Including Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights

NHL Predictions: February 20 Late Games- Including Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights

Welcome back to NHL Predictions. Every day Last Word on Hockey brings you a prediction and analysis of every game on the schedule. In the late-games edition of the February 20th NHL Predictions, we’ll cover four games. There will also be a featured game and that is must-watch hockey. The featured matchup is a possible Stanley Cup preview between the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights.  NHL Predictions  Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators  Head-to-Head: Jets 1-0 Senators  The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Blake Wheeler posted a...
The Hockey Writers Feb 19, 2020

Lightning Still Need an Insurance Defenseman

With the 2020 NHL trade deadline just days away, the Tampa Bay Lightning have already been big spenders. After acquiring Blake Coleman from the New Jersey Devils, the Lightning parted ways with top-prospect Nolan Foote and the first-round draft pick that they acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in the 2019 offseason. Related: Lightning Go All-In […] The post Lightning Still Need an Insurance Defenseman appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 18, 2020

Braydon Coburn Trade Revisited

At 2:59 A.M. on Mar. 1, 2015 the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers. For Coburn, the Lightning sent Philadelphia a 1st and 3rd round pick in the 2015 draft along with defenseman Radko Gudas. Then Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman made this late night acquisition in order to add a veteran presence to […] The post Braydon Coburn Trade Revisited appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 17, 2020

Steve Yzerman’s Best Lightning Trades

Steve Yzerman shocked the hockey world when he stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in September 2018. He was the GM and vice president of the Lightning since 2010, and had been one of the most successful GM’s in recent memory. For many of his years in Tampa Bay, the Bolts […] The post Steve Yzerman’s Best Lightning Trades appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 17, 2020

Lightning Go All-In With Coleman Trade

At his first trade deadline as the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Julien BriseBois decided to stand by his roster that was tearing through the NHL throughout the 2018-19 season. He stood pat, assuming that he had the right personnel in place to make a deep run in the 2019 playoffs. Related: 20 […] The post Lightning Go All-In With Coleman Trade appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 16, 2020

Devils Trade Coleman to Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Blake Coleman from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for prospect Nolan Foote and a 2020 first-round draft pick, according to Pierre LeBrun. This deal comes just hours after the Devils would also trade former-captain Andy Greene to the New York Islanders. For the Lightning, this deal just […] The post Devils Trade Coleman to Lightning appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Feb 16, 2020
New Jersey Devils Trade Blake Coleman To Tampa Bay Lightning

New Jersey Devils Trade Blake Coleman To Tampa Bay Lightning

The New Jersey Devils have traded Blake Coleman to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Nolan Foote and a first-round pick in 2021 NHL Draft. Nolan Foote and a 1st round pick to New Jersey for Blake Coleman. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 17, 2020 Blake Coleman Acquired By Tamp Bay Coleman is catching the eyes of several teams this season as he continues to have a breakout season with the Devils. In order to get something, a team needs to give up something. The first-round pick the Devils are getting is Vancouver's first-round pick the Lightning got in the J.T. Miller trade....
Last Word on Hockey Feb 16, 2020
NHL Rumours: Chicago Blackhawks,Tampa Bay Lightning and More

NHL Rumours: Chicago Blackhawks,Tampa Bay Lightning and More

It's time for another round of NHL Rumours for you. We're just over a week away from the trade deadline and teams are trying to get things in place. Some general managers are looking for a big move while others are going to the bargain basement like others that look for Valentine's Day candy just days after the holiday. Today's NHL Rumours focus on the Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Chicago Blackhawks Rumour: Mark Lazerus of The Athletic (subscription required) speculated...
The Hockey Writers Feb 14, 2020

Oilers’ Kassian Suspended Seven Games for Kicking Lightning’s Cernak

The NHL Department of Player Safety has come down hard on the Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian for kicking the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Erik Cernak, suspending the forward for seven games. Ugly Incident The incident in question took place Thursday in the first period of the Lightning’s 3-1 win at Amalie Arena. After Kassian and Cernak […] The post Oilers’ Kassian Suspended Seven Games for Kicking Lightning’s Cernak appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
CBC News Feb 13, 2020
Lightning strike for 9th consecutive win against McDavid-less Oilers

Lightning strike for 9th consecutive win against McDavid-less Oilers

Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1, over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
The Hockey Writers Feb 12, 2020

Lightning Prospects With High Impact Potential

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a team with few holes in the roster. They appear playoff ready and their early exit from the postseason last year may be the motivation it takes to step up their game to make an extended run towards the Stanley Cup this year. Related: Tampa Bay Lightning Top 4 Prospects […] The post Lightning Prospects With High Impact Potential appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 12, 2020

Dylan DeMelo Could Be a Perfect Fit for the Lightning

The only thing that can be guaranteed in the NHL is that, at some point, injuries will strike your team. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, a relatively healthy season came to a screeching halt when they lost half of their top-four defensemen in less than a week. It started with a major injury to Jan […] The post Dylan DeMelo Could Be a Perfect Fit for the Lightning appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
PensBurgh Feb 12, 2020
Pens Points: Lightning Strikes Twice

Pens Points: Lightning Strikes Twice

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via There’s a recap of last night’s game, the off-ice transition will be difficult for the Zucker family, and we ask if you believe in miracles. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The Penguins met the Tampa Bay Lightning last night for the second time in five days. The Pens were looking to rebound after falling to the Lightning in their previous game 4-2. It was a much closer game this time around, with both teams needing OT to end the 1-1 deadlock. However, lightning struck...

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