Tampa Signs Palat to Five Year Contract Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a five-year contract packing an average annual value of $5.3 million. The deal came down on Thursday and runs through the 2021-2022 NHL season. “I’m very satisfied,” Palat said. “The negotiations have been going on for a pretty long period of time, but all theContinue reading “Tampa Signs Palat to Five Year Contract Extension”

Steven Stamkos Out Indefinitely

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely after tearing his lateral meniscus in his right knee. The injury took place on Tuesday night as his team faced off against the Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos left the game in the first period after falling awkwardly against the boards. He couldn’t put any pressure onContinue reading “Steven Stamkos Out Indefinitely”

Kucherov Signing Proves Yzerman’s Worth as General Manager

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to a three-year contract that carries a reported annual value of $4.766 million. The team made the announcement on Tuesday. The signing essentially solidifies what many people already know: the Lightning are serious contenders. General manager Steve Yzerman has made some terrific moves over the lastContinue reading “Kucherov Signing Proves Yzerman’s Worth as General Manager”

Tampa’s Jonathan Drouin Requests Trade

Things have pretty much gone off the rails with Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The third pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft was sent down to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Saturday and now word has emerged that the 20-year-old asked for a trade back in November. “It’s in everyone’sContinue reading “Tampa’s Jonathan Drouin Requests Trade”

Steve Yzerman’s Busy Summer

Back when Steve Yzerman was hired as the new general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was clear that changes were in the air. And, true to form, Yzerman has been busy this summer transforming the team into a contender. In the two months since his hiring, Stevie Y has brought hope back toContinue reading “Steve Yzerman’s Busy Summer”