The Trouble with Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning appear to be embroiled in some serious off-ice drama, creating tension at every level of the franchise. Reports have indicated that the Lightning have defaulted on loan payments and have had to use NHL money to advance their payroll for this month. League officials didn’t have any comments on the issue,Continue reading “The Trouble with Tampa”

Lecavalier Reaches 700 Points, Remains Questionable for Team Canada

Vincent Lecavalier has added yet another accomplishment to his young career, scoring 700 points by adding two assists in his team’s 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues Friday. The Tampa Bay Lightning forward has 310 goals and 390 assists in 11 NHL seasons. “I didn’t know, so yeah, it’s great,” said Lecavalier. “Hopefully, thereContinue reading “Lecavalier Reaches 700 Points, Remains Questionable for Team Canada”

Tanguay Expected to Beef Up the Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking forward to the upcoming season, especially with the news that free agent Alex Tanguay has agreed to a contract and is said to be set to join the team pending medical clearance. A report on RDS Television said that former Hab Tanguay has agreed to the offer set byContinue reading “Tanguay Expected to Beef Up the Lightning”

Canucks Lock Up Sedins, Lose Ohlund to Tampa

The Vancouver Canucks managed to lock up the Sedin twins thanks in large part to a last-ditch offer from Canucks GM Mike Gillis and assistant GM Laurence Gilman. The management pair flew to Sweden to table the offer and it was enough to keep the twins in the fold for a pair of five-year $30.5Continue reading “Canucks Lock Up Sedins, Lose Ohlund to Tampa”

Tampa Bay Goes with Hedman; Pronger Lands in Philly

The Tampa Bay Lightning have made their pick, second overall, and went with Victor Hedman from the Swedish Elite League. He’s a league-ready player, a 6’6 defender with 220 pounds packed on. Hedman will be tough to move, but he has a few rough edges that will need to be smoothed out to become aContinue reading “Tampa Bay Goes with Hedman; Pronger Lands in Philly”