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Questions The Tampa Bay Lightning Must Answer

from Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com, Will Bishop show last season wasn't a fluke? -- Bishop was one of the League's true breakout players last season, establishing career bests with 37 wins, a 2.23 goals-against average, a .924 save percentage and five shutouts. He missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs with an arm injury, but was rewarded for his efforts when he was named a finalist...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lightning owner Jeff Vinik takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik participated in the ALS ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday afternoon. Vinik received a pair of buckets of ice water from team president Steve Griggs and coach Jon Cooper. ''I'm thrilled to be taking the ALS ice bucket challenge,'' Vinik said. ''I couldn't be more pleased to do this and keep this process going for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

We're terrible at keeping secrets so here it is: Brian Boyle (@BriBrows22) will wear #11 for the #TBLightning. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) August 21, 2014
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone Pleads No Contest To DUI Charges

via Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Former Tampa Bay Lightning wing Ryan Malone pled no contest to a DUI charge in court Tuesday morning. He will enter a pretrial intervention program related to a drug charge. With the pretrial intervention program, Malone's charge of cocaine possession will be dismissed if he completes the requirements. Malone, 34, was pulled...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Destroys Powerade Bottle

Video: Bottle explodes into pieces
Via Beer Mug Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steven Stamkos shatters a Powerade bottle with a slap shot

Steven Stamkos showed off his powerful shot during a photo shoot with Powerade Canada. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steven Stamkos slapshot destroys water bottle

Having already felt the chill of the "Ice Bucket Challenge", Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos found himself faced with yet another water-related challenge during the filming a TV commercial for Powerade Canada. Taking target practice to a whole new level, Stamkos took aim at a water bottle that sat atop the net. What happened next may leave some goaltenders frantically...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Malone 'shocked,' 'baffled' when cops found cocaine on him

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone might want to consider doing laundry more often. The unrestricted free agent was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession in April and was bought out of his contract in June, but the story of the veteran’s rough few months is now taking another twist. According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone was stunned...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone is “Baffled” on Why Cocaine Was in Pocket During April Arrest

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone’s face was plastered across the country after a DUI arrest in April, one that also led to the discovery of cocaine. While the DUI charges are severe and could hurt the remainder of his NHL career, the 1.3 grams on cocaine specifically raise eyebrows across the league. Malone, however, has no clue how the drugs were found in his pocket...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning prospects ranked No. 1 by ESPN

One season removed from having two Calder Trophy finalists, the Lightning still have two of the top prospects in hockey, according to ESPN. In ESPN’s ranking of the top 100 drafted prospects, Jonathan Drouin checks in at No. 1 among skaters, while Andrei Vasilevskiy is ranked first among goaltending prospects. The list was compiled by Corey Pronman and the full list is available...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone 'baffled' at cocaine find

#476522429 / gettyimages.comRyan Malone’s story doesn’t pass the smell test. Seriously, I am sure drugs just jumped into this back pocket or someone happened to pass by and stashed the contraband in his back pocket. Frankly, this is a disappointing story. Ryan Malone now looks just as stupid as the criminal element on the television show COPS. Joe Smith, Tampa Bay Times ...
Via Goon's World
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop faces shots for first time since wrist surgery

Everything appears big in Ben Bishop's life. Standing a towering 6-foot-7 while backstopping Tampa Bay to 37 wins -- and honored as a Vezina Trophy finalist in June--Bishop just signed a rather large two-year, $11.5 million contract. Further big news arrived this week as Bishop skated onto the ice to face live shots for the first time since suffering an elbow injury late in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning coach wants to slow the bandwagon down a bit

People might quibble with a move here or there, but many would agree that an already sneaky-good Tampa Bay Lightning team got quite a bit better this summer. Maybe that’s why head coach Jon Cooper seemed a little nervous about giving up that “sneaky” part while chatting with NHL.com. “Make us seem like just a nice, humble, go-lucky Tampa Bay Lightning,” Cooper said. “Not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop: “I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder.”

Ben Bishop recently received a new two-year, $11.9 million extension from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The club rewarded Bishop with a hefty raise following his outstanding 2013-14, but they avoided making a long-term commitment with the goaltender. With just one full NHL season under his belt, the team is hoping Bishop proves his 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage weren’t a fluke....
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A Two-Year Contract Extension For Ben Bishop In Tampa

TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, posted a 37-14-7 record last season in 63 games.  He also recorded a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.  He ranked fourth in the NHL for games played and...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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