Lightning to Sign Stamkos

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to sign their top draft pick, Steven Stamkos, to a three year deal today. The deal is said to be loaded with incentives. Stamkos, 18 years old, scored 58 goals in 61 games for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting last season and finished with 105 points. He was the firstContinue reading “Lightning to Sign Stamkos”

Lecavalier Signs 11-Year Extension

It is more assuredly the day and age of the alarmingly huge NHL contracts. While many pundits and critics decry the lack of efficacy of the NHL lockout when it comes to putting a stop to this, I simply find myself not caring. If Tampa Bay wants to set its star player up with anContinue reading “Lecavalier Signs 11-Year Extension”

Tampa Bay Revs Up

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been among the busiest teams in recent days. The rebuilding process seems well underway and Jay Feaster and his crew have been hard at work since the NHL Entry Draft and the signing of Steven Stamkos. On Saturday, Tampa Bay acquired the rights to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Ryan Malone. ByContinue reading “Tampa Bay Revs Up”

Tampa Bay Dumps Tortorella

Four years after winning a Stanley Cup Championship, the Tampa Bay Lightning fired head coach John Tortorella. With one season remaining on his contract, the Lightning saw fit to push Tortorella to the curb after a disappointing season. He wasn’t sent away without heavy accolades and praise from GM Jay Feaster, however. “He did somethingContinue reading “Tampa Bay Dumps Tortorella”

Brad Richards Traded to Dallas Stars

Just as the “ink” dried on the previous post, a blockbuster trade came down out of Dallas. Brad Richards is now a member of the Dallas Stars in a multi-player trade. Richards and backup goalie Johan Holmqvist are on their way out of Tampa Bay to Dallas in exchange for Jussi Jokinen, backup goalie MikeContinue reading “Brad Richards Traded to Dallas Stars”