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Ferlita: 2015 Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp Day 3 Photo Journal

The Tampa Bay Lightning 2015 Development Camp rolled along yesterday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and our photographer Susan Ferlita was there to document all the action. See the Bolts future through her trained eyes. Follow me on Twitter @sfintampa and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at Info@LightningShout.com.
Via Lightning Shout
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

RW Erik Condra signs 3-year contract with Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Free agent right wing Erik Condra has signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Condra appeared in 68 games with the Ottawa Senators last season, finishing with a career-high nine goals and 23 points. In 299 career games with the Senators, who selected him in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL draft, he has 33 goals and 87 points. The signing Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign D Matt Taormina to 1-year, 2-way deal

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent defenseman Matt Taormina to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. It is his second stint with the Lightning. Taormina, 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, played 76 games with the Worchester Sharks of the American Hockey League last season, notching 11 goals and 38 points. He...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign forward Mike Angelidis to 1-year, 2-way contract

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Mike Angelidis to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Angelidis, 30, skated in three games with Tampa Bay last season, recording 12 penalty minutes. He also played in 64 games for the Syracuse Crunch in 2014-15, recording 20 goals and 38 points while serving as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign defenseman Sustr to two-year contract

TAMPA BAY --€“ The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday. Sustr, 24, played in 72 games with the Lightning this past season, recording 13 assists and 34 penalty minutes. The Plzen, Czech Republic native set career highs for games played, assists, plus/minus ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Reveal Development Camp Schedule And Roster

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the schedule and roster for the team’s annual Development Camp, to be held from June 30 through July 4 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. The roster currently consists of a total of 32 players, 20 forwards, eight defensemen and four goaltenders. The camp is free and open to the public. 2015 Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp Schedule TUESDAY...
Via Lightning Shout
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Make Qualifying Offer To Defenseman Andrej Sustr

The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a qualifying offer to 24 year old RFA defenseman Andrej Sustr. In making the offer, the Bolts retains his rights while both sides continue to talk contract. The Lightning has until Monday’s deadline to extend offers to its other RFAs, including Vladislav Namestnikov, Mark Barberio and Luke Witkowski. (Feature Photo/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter...
Via Lightning Shout
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos on contract talks: 'I'm not losing any sleep over it'

The rumor mill has started churning now that the season is over, and one of its hottest topics is the fate of Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay. Stamkos will enter the final year of his contract in the fall, and general manager Steve Yzerman already said his No. 1 priority this offseason is signing Stamkos to an extension.But there is one person in Tampa Bay who is not worried about Stamkos...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivy alum Killorn makes Harvard history

Harvard University has plenty of excellent ambassadors in the world, but it upped its credibility in the NHL this postseason thanks to the record-setting performance of Tampa Bay forward Alex Killorn. A 2012 Crimson graduate, Killorn is one of 26 Harvard hockey players who have seen NHL playing time. Killorn was the first of those 26 players to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Final...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stanley Cup escort to arena reached 100 MPH

It’s never good when you’re late to your own party. The Stanley Cup was nowhere to be seen after the Chicago Blackhawks topped the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to claim their third title in the last six seasons on Monday night. The silver chalice was noticeably absent from the festivities on the ice immediately following the final horn, as severe weather and road closures postponed...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop played through torn groin suffered in Game 2

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals was a mess for the Tampa Bay Lightning goalies, and now we know why. Ben Bishop revealed after his team lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the series-ending Game 6 that he suffered a torn groin while trying to stop a Brad Richards shot in Game 2....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop had a torn groin during the Stanley Cup Final

Now that the Stanley Cup has been lifted by the Chicago Blackhawks, the details surrounding Ben Bishop’s injury have finally been released. It turns out the injury is much more cringeworthy than many expected as Bishop suffered a torn groin in Game 2. Bishop said he had a torn groin — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) June 16, 2015 Lightning goalie Ben Bishop said he suffered right...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Stanley Cup trophy was late to Game 6

When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 on Monday, there was only one thing missing: the actual trophy. Seriously. The actual Stanley Cup did not arrive at the United Center until after the end of the game, reportedly because of traffic and weather issues....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Stanley Cup goes through airport security

  Philip Pritchard checked his luggage at the airport Monday. But it wasn’t just any old suitcase.   Pritchard, better known as the “Keeper of the Cup,” is charged with caring for the Stanley Cup and making sure it’s present when an NHL team wins the iconic trophy. The Chicago Blackhawks have the chance to do that Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ticket prices for Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final skyrocket

  With the Blackhawks up 3-2 in the series, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final could be the first time the club becomes the world champion in Chicago since 1938.   But if fans want to be at the United Center to potentially witness history, they’ll have to pay a pretty penny. On Monday morning, hours before the Blackhawks faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can someone tell Stamkos the Stanley Cup Finals are on?

Tampa Bay's biggest star has been nowhere to be found in the Stanley Cup Finals. Can someone tell Steven Stamkos that the LIghtning need him? Like...now? The post Can Someone Tell Steven Stamkos That The Stanley Cup Finals Are On? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Chicago Blackhawks officially in trouble?

Facing a 2-1 deficit in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks are now forced to come up with a new gameplan versus Tampa Bay? They have no choice. The post Are The Chicago Blackhawks Officially In Trouble? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley bought the Tampa Bay Lightning coaches’ dinner

Charles Barkley is an awesome dude whose generosity knows no bounds. The Hall of Famer and TNT basketball analyst has been supporting the Tampa Bay Lightning throughout the NHL playoffs and even picked up the dinner tab for about 20 of the team’s coaches and front office members the night before Game 3 of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Simmons suggests Steven Stamkos may want out of Tampa Bay

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun penned a column this morning which suggested Steven Stamkos may have changed his mind about re-signing with Tampa Bay. He says Stamkos was once certain to re-sign with the club, but now may walk when he comes a free agent next year. Now there are at least rumblings. Now there is reason to wonder if Stamkos will want to stay in Tampa Bay on a team...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning goalie feels like Marshawn Lynch with reporters

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who apparently sustained an injury in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, danced around questions at media availability on Monday. In fact, Bishop avoided giving a straight answer about his status so often that he compared himself to someone who routinely evades media questions: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Ben Bishop...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Ben Bishop have a knee injury?

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a huge Game 2 from the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final despite having to change goaltenders three times in the third period. The fun started at 12:43 of the third period with the score tied at 3-3 and the Lightning about to go on the power play. Ben Bishop left the game and was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy. The next stoppage was at 11...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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