Steven Stamkos Out Four to Six Months

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been in this spot before, but that doesn’t make it any easier. When news emerged on Thursday that Steven Stamkos could miss four to six months after having arthroscopic surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the team knew they had to move on. As weContinue reading “Steven Stamkos Out Four to Six Months”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning polished off the 2015-2016 NHL season with a 46-31-5 record, good for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning finished six points behind the division-leading Florida Panthers and four points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. Tampa made a considerable playoff push but were held out ofContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning”

Tampa Bay Signs Victor Hedman

The Tampa Bay Lightning keep on solidifying their core, with the recent signing of Steven Stamkos and Friday’s signing of defenceman Victor Hedman. Tampa signed the 25-year-old from Ornskoldsvik to an eight-year deal worth a reported $63 million. The signing comes on the heels of the Stamkos signing, which locked up the forward for eightContinue reading “Tampa Bay Signs Victor Hedman”

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”

Tavares or Hedman? Who’s Number One?

With the New York Islanders set to make the first pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, there’s still some speculation as to who the club will select. It will most likely either be John Tavares or Victor Hedman, but the Islanders will be choosing carefully largely on the basis of who isContinue reading “Tavares or Hedman? Who’s Number One?”