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NHL Rumors: Edler To Free Agency? Canucks Eyeing Myers and Gardiner, And Callahan Trade Candidates NHL Rumors: A Vancouver Canucks - Alex Edler deal looks unlikely. Potential trade candidates for Lightning's Ryan Callahan.
NHL Power Rankings: San Jose Sharks are Best in the West… Tampa Bay Lightning #1 Overall They went 11-30 on the road and were expected to win 13.4. Their 43.9% home win percentage was better than expected. They have a 0.2% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have a 0% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the East is 0%.
Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Braydon Coburn - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenceman Braydon Coburn to a $3.4 million, two-year deal. eval; Coburn will count $1.7 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. General manager Julien BriseBois announced the contract Tuesday.
Syracuse Speaks: A Raw Charge podcast - episode five Welcome back to Syracuse Speaks! This podcast, hosted by Alex Ackerman, aims to bring more voices to the world of minor league hockey. This week, host Alex Ackerman does her best to make sense out the flurry of transactions and news the Syracuse Crunch saw this past Friday.
Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Braydon Coburn to two-year contract The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the re-signing of defenseman Braydon Coburn. The contract is for two years with a cap hit of $1.7 million. Originally a first round pick in 2003 by the Atlanta Thrashers, the 34 year-old Coburn joined the Lightning at the 2015 trade deadline from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Bobby Brink is a fun option to ponder for the Lightning Yes, I’ll take one Bobby Brink, please.
Quick Strikes: The one where Erik Karlsson makes a lot of money The Lightning, a long shot at signing any top free agents this summer, officially lost any chance of bringing Erik Karlsson to Tampa. Anton Stralman is coming back to the States to start talking to teams about contracts. It looks like he is going to test the waters with other teams, but the Lightning haven't been ruled out as a landing spot.
Tampa Bay Lightning: 2019 NHL Draft Profile As the 2019 Draft approaches, how will the Tampa Bay Lightning handle their first draft without former general manager Steve Yzerman at the helm?
Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Late-bloomer Brett Leason has finally figured it out After that lacklustre season in Tri-City where he was stapled to the fourth line on a deep and talented roster, Leason was dealt to the Raiders early in the 2017-18 season and took advantage of that fresh start.
Quick Strikes: The Bolts celebrate Father's Day And the NHL offseason is starting to heat up.
New York To Offer Sports Gambling To A Select Few New York To Offer Sports Gambling To A Select Few Who Live In Nortehrn New York And Those Near New York City Will Have To Go To New Jersey.
NHL Rumors: Jacob Trouba - Teams Aggressively Pursuing And The Asking Price To Acquire And To Sign Won't Cheap Jets not hiding the fact that they are talking to teams about Trouba. Craig Custance of The Athletic: If Jacob Trouba isn't traded, he'd likely take a one-year deal and would basically be a rental for the Jets next year. Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff isn't hiding the fact that they are talking to other teams about Trouba.
Quick Strikes: St. Louis celebrates their first Stanley Cup victory The first buyout period started on Saturday and we can expect some news related to Ryan Callahan. In other news, Hardev wrote an excellent article about 2019 NHL Draft prospect Connor McMichael in the latest edition of our NHL Draft scouting reports.
Orlando Solar Bears Release 2019-2020 Schedule Less than 24 hours after the 2018-2019 hockey season officially ended, the ECHL and its 26 teams, including the Orlando Solar Bears, released their 2019-2020 schedules. Orlando's second season as the ECHL affiliate of the Lightning begins at the Amway Center on Saturday, October 12th, at 7 PM against division rival South Carolina.
Sergachev for Drouin Trade Revisited On June 15, 2017, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadians for Mikhail Sergachev. While this trade received somewhat mixed reactions when it first happened, the reasoning behind then Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman's decision made logical sense.
Scouting the NHL Draft: Connor McMichael is the home run swing for the Tampa Bay Lightning Connor McMichael showed a lot of potential to fill in all those tactical boxes in his year with the London Knights that he could be a very strong fit for the team come June 21st at the NHL Draft.
Quick Hits: Key NHL Dates, Bruins Injuries, Minor Trade and Player Signings Quick Hits: Key NHL dates. A list of Boston Bruins injuries from their Stanley Cup run. Predators acquire a goalie from the Lightning. A couple player signings.
Quick Strikes: Connor Ingram and Eddie Pasquale leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning A busy Friday in the organization.
NHL News & Notes: Jordan Eberle, Matt Niskanen, Canadiens & More In today's News and Notes, Jordan Eberle has signed a contract extension with the New York Islanders, the Washington Capitals traded Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas, the Montreal Canadiens signed Gustav Olofsson and the Tampa Bay Lightning traded Connor Ingram.
Tampa Bay Lightning trade Connor Ingram to the Nashville Predators The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded goaltender Connor Ingram to the Nashville Predators for a 2021 seventh round pick. The news has not been confirmed by either team but is posted on the NHL.com trade tracker, which lists confirmed transactions.
NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche, and more trade targets The Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche, and Tampa Bay Lightning are in this edition of NHL Trade Rumors with many trade scenarios.
Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Cameron Gaunce to a one-year contract The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the signing of defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract. Gaunce set AHL career highs with ten goals, 36 assists, and 46 points. He was a leader for the Syracuse Crunch wearing an A as an Alternate Captain throughout the season.
Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft: Ville Heinola is quietly moving up the draft board He seems like he would be the player the Lightning hoped Ben Thomas would turn into. In all likelihood he would spend another year in Finland and then a year or two with the Crunch before getting the call up to the Lightning. That would give him plenty of time to work on his skating explosiveness and mature physically a bit more.
Syracuse Crunch forward Michael Bournival announces his retirement This morning, the Syracuse Crunch tweeted a thank you and goodbye message to forward Michael Bournival as he has announced his retirement from hockey. Bournival was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He was drafted as a smaller forward with speed as one of his greatest assets.
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