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Lightning Stars Looking to Europe

Lightning Stars Looking to Europe

Union meetings will take place in New York, Wednesday and Thursday and over 250 players are expected to attend. Adam Hall, Nate Thompson, Mathieu Garon, Brian Lee, Matt Carle and Marc-Andre Bergeron are believed to be making the trip to represent the Lightning. If an agreement is not reached, the lockout will officially start at [...]

Flashes Of Lightning - Catching Up With The Bolts

Flashes Of Lightning – Catching Up With The Bolts

While the NHL’s billionaires and millionaires continue their off ice CBA jousting and the Republicans take over the Tampa Bay Times Forum, there are some morsels of Tampa Bay Lightning news being bantered about. Here are a few to whet your hockey starved palate. The curious case of Paul Ranger Smooth skating defenseman Paul Ranger [...]

Lightning Sign Lindback For Two Years and Add Defenseman Taormina

Lightning Sign Lindback For Two Years and Add Defenseman Taormina

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goalie Anders Lindback to a two-year for $3.9 million. The deal pays him $1.4 million next season and $2.2 million in 2013-14. Lindback who was acquired from the Nashville Predators was a restricted free agent. “It was just a matter of time. I’m really happy with this deal and excited to get [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Draft Preview with the Experts at Bolt Prospects

Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Draft Preview with the Experts at Bolt Prospects

The NHL entry draft is approaching fast and the rumor mill is running overtime with anybody and everybody giving their opinions about what Steve Yzerman and the Lightning will do with their two first round picks (10 and 19). Some insiders believe they will draft a defenseman early on and try to snag a goalie [...]

Yzerman's Opening Goalie Gambit? Bring Back a Familiar Face

Yzerman’s Opening Goalie Gambit? Bring Back a Familiar Face

Renaud Lavoie is reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goalie Riku Helenius to a two year contract.  The two year deal starts in 2012-13 as a two way contract and then becomes a one way contract in 2013-14. The former Bolts 2006 first round draft pick (15th overall) will make $550,000 this season [...]

Bolts Cut Roster:  Who's In-Who's Out

Bolts Cut Roster: Who’s In-Who’s Out

Once the scrimmage with Norfolk was completed last night, the Turk visited eleven Lightning players. After clearing waivers, forwards Martins Karsums and Blair Jones were assigned to AHL Norfolk.  Goaltenders Dustin Tokarski, Riku Helenius and Jaroslav Janus (unsigned), defensemen Vladimir Mihalik and Ty Wishart, and forwards Juraj Simek, Paul Szczechura and Dana Tyrell were also [...]