1. NHL Trade Deadline: Lightning Deal G Dan Ellis To Anaheim

    The Tampa Bay Lightning got some salary cap relief by trading goaltender Dan Ellis and his $1.5 million dollar salary to the Anaheim Ducks for goalie Curtis McElhinney...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 563 reads 3 comments

  2. NHL Trade Deadline Deal: Lightning Bring Leadership, Skill With Eric Brewer

    As he has so many times this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager looked to strengthen his hockey club for a possible run at the Stanley Cup. He knew he didn't want to give up a high draft pick or a top line prospect...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 446 reads 5 comments

  3. 2011 NHL Trade Rumors: Lightning May Get Defensive at The Deadline

    With the injury bug biting extra hard for the first place Tampa Bay Lightning , the architect of the Bolts' rise from obscurity, GM Steve Yzerman, sets his sites on the NHL Trade ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 5,182 reads 11 comments

  4. Thunderstruck: Tampa Bay Lightning Dominate Philadelphia Flyers Again

    Leaving their unsightly new uniforms on the shelf until next season, the Tampa Bay Lightning donned the ole Black and Silver while leaving the best team in the Eastern Conference, ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 229 reads 3 comments

  5. Thundering To The All-Star Break: Tampa Bay Lightning Win Fifth Straight

    For the Tampa Bay Lightning, the All-Star break comes with good and bad feelings. For a road weary club, the five day respite from the brutality of NHL competition is a welcome relief...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 347 reads 8 comments

  6. Vincent Lecavalier Still the Face of the Tampa Bay Lightning after 900 Games

    Maybe he doesn't put the puck in the net like he used to. The Lightning have another guy to score them 50 goals a season. Perhaps his spin-o-rama or dekes don't have the same effect as they once did...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 865 reads 1 comments

  7. Tampa Bay Lightning: For the Team, There's No Place Like Home

    When the Tampa Bay Lightning took the ice against the Washington Capitals last night, it must of felt like a road game. It wasn't because the 18,135 in attendance were clad in Caps Red — in fact they were solidly pro-Lightning...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 545 reads 2 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Lightning Mid-Season Awards and Outlook

    Despite last night's debacle in Pittsburgh, the Tampa Bay Lightning have completed the best first half in their history...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 407 reads 12 comments

  9. Dwayne Roloson Provides Instant Dividends For the Tampa Bay Lightning

    He twisted, contorted and dove all over the ice, finding some way to put himself between the rubber disc and the back of the Tampa Bay Lightning net...

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  10. Tampa Bay Lightning Continue Their Search for Consistency

    After 31 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves hot on the heels of the Southeast division leading Washington Capitals, only two points down with two games in hand...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  11. Washington Capitals Put the Tampa Bay Lightning Back in Their Place

    It was supposed to be the passing of two ships going in different directions in the middle of the night. The once vaunted Washington Capitals , losers of three of their last four games, were coming back to Earth...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 3 years ago 194 reads 1 comments

  12. Tampa Bay Lightning's Long and Winding Road

    The Tampa Bay Lightning hit the ice tonight for the sixth road game in a brutal stretch where they play 15 of 20 games on the road...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 128 reads 1 comments

  13. Early Returns Are Good for Young Tampa Bay Lightning

    Seven games into the grind that is the NHL season, and the first place Tampa Bay Lightning have sent a shot across the bow of the rest of the teams in the league...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 417 reads 4 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Lightning Begin a New Era Tonight

    As the Tampa Bay Lightning take the ice tonight, a new era will dawn. The trio of owner Jefff Vinik, GM Steve Yzerman, and coach Guy Boucher get their first regular season look ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 313 reads 5 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Lightning's "Safe Is Death" Philosophy Back This Season

    It was a championship-winning motto. One that described the mindset of a hockey team that put all the pressure on their opponent, and if it cost them a goal with an odd man rush here or there, so be it...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 851 reads 0 comments

  16. Are the 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers This Year's '08 Falcons?

    The season got off to a dramatic start yesterday with the Bucs 17-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Still, if you look around the league, the opinion of the team hasn't changed...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 942 reads 13 comments

  17. 2010 NHL Free Agency: As Offseasons Go, This One Is Pretty Good for Lightning

    What a difference a few months make. This time last year, we were wondering whether Vincent Lecavalier would be traded, who was actually running the organization, and whether the Tampa Bay Lightning would follow the Phoenix Coyotes into bankruptcy...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 1,162 reads 11 comments

  18. Rays-Red Sox Broadcast an Embarrassment Not for Tampa Bay But ESPN

    I understand the need to appeal to the mass audience. It's even somewhat expected that an announcing team from a nationally televised broadcast may not know all there is to know about the teams they're visiting...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 4 years ago 3,039 reads 44 comments

  19. A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan's Rebuilding Survival Guide

    This article originally appeared in the Pewter Report. Another football season is on the horizon. We're now seeing the crack of helmets and pads slamming into one another in a glorious exhibition of violence...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 754 reads 2 comments

  20. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Derrick Brooks: A Once In A Generation Player

    This article was originally printed in the Pewter Report. I was too young to remember Buccaneer great Lee Roy Selmon...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 1,249 reads 5 comments

  21. NFL 2010 Pre-Season Week 1 Bucs-Dolphins: Something To Build Upon

    Moments matter in preseason football more than the outcome. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their opener to the Miami Dolphins in a soggy 10-7 in a game that's likely to be forgotten in a month...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 1,415 reads 2 comments

  22. Steve Yzerman Fleeces Philly For Scoring Winger Simon Gagne

    For newbie GM Steve Yzerman and owner Jeff Vinik, the word was patience. Yet when teams just give away a top line player for what's tantamount to a bag of hockey pucks, well, patience ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 1,007 reads 5 comments

  23. NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks Search For Evgeni Nabokov's Replacement

    When long time goaltender Evgeni Nabokov defected to mother Russia, it left the San Jose Sharks with a gigantic hole between the pipes. Coming off one of his best seasons, the 35 year old net minder put up a 44-16-10 record with three shutouts...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 856 reads 4 comments

  24. Players to Watch at 2010 Buccaneers Training Camp: RB Kareem Huggins

    As the pundits make their previews of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2010 season, the common thought among them is the Buccaneers are in trouble with their running game...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 1,578 reads 13 comments

  25. Players To Watch At 2010 Buccaneers Training Camp: WR Mike Williams

    He sliced through the defensive secondary like a knife through butter, melting away his coverage and firing into the air to come down with a one handed circus catch that drew oohs and aahs from all in attendance...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 4 years ago 829 reads 2 comments