1. 5 Lessons Tampa Bay Lightning Must Learn from 2013 Season to Improve in 2014

    The Tampa Bay Lightning had a frustrating season come to an end with a 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on April 27...

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  2. NHL Week 14: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Today is the final day of the NHL regular season. It has been a great—but short—season, and as 16 teams prepare for the playoffs, others prepare for the golf course. The final week of the season had no shortage of drama...

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  3. Ranking Tampa Bay Lightning's Top Offseason Priorities

    The Tampa Bay Lightning ’s promising start to the season quickly took a downward turn and led to head coach Guy Boucher’s firing...

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  4. Strengths and Weaknesses for Each of Tampa Bay Lightning's Lines

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have a lot of talent and a very fluid system. Head coach Jon Cooper very rarely rolls out the same lines for an entire game, but each consistent combination has distinct strengths and weaknesses...

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  5. NHL Week 13: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    It seemed like just yesterday that NHL fans were in shock from another lockout and longing for a season. The 2013 regular season is coming to an end, but not without some significant streaks, playoff battles and individual award races...

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  6. Early Look at Good Free-Agent Fits for Tampa Bay Lightning This Offseason

    The Tampa Bay Lightning are preparing for the offseason with questions to answer and holes to fill. The upcoming offseason will allow the Lightning to look for free agents. There are a few names that should be targeted...

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  7. Breaking Down Best Fits for Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013 NHL Draft

    There are two ways to improve an NHL franchise—through the draft or through trades. The Tampa Bay Lightning did a solid job last offseason in acquiring talented young players that will grow within the organization...

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  8. NHL Week 12: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Two weeks remain in the NHL regular season. The Eastern Conference playoff picture is shaping up, with just one team within immediate striking distance (Winnipeg is two points back)...

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  9. Grading Each Tampa Bay Lightning Rookie for the 2013 NHL Season

    Rookies have made their mark in the 2013 NHL season for the Tampa Bay Lightning . Eight different rookies have played for the Bolts (not including Cory Conacher ) and have made an impact...

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  10. Breaking Down Tampa Bay Lightning C Steven Stamkos' Case for 2013 Hart Trophy

    In almost every season since he was drafted in 2008, Steven Stamkos has been in the conversation for the Hart Memorial Trophy for the league’s most valuable player...

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  11. NHL Week 11: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Three weeks remain in the 2013 NHL season, and the drama is only beginning. In the Western Conference, five points separate the No. 4 seed and missing the playoffs. In the East, there is a six-point buffer between No...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 2 years ago 3,664 reads 14 comments

  12. 6 NHL Games You Can't Miss for Week of April 7

    Three weeks are all that separates teams from the postseason and the offseason. It’s a cloudy picture for the playoffs in both conferences. Eight teams are four points or less from making the playoffs in their respective conferences...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 2 years ago 1,256 reads 5 comments

  13. Was Trading Cory Conacher for Ben Bishop the Right Move for Tampa Bay Lightning?

    The biggest deal of the season for the Tampa Bay Lightning was sending rookie-of-the-year candidate Cory Conacher to Ottawa for goaltender Ben Bishop...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 2 years ago 4,955 reads 26 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Lightning Send Cory Conacher to Ottawa for Ben Bishop, Help in Net

    The Tampa Bay Lightning made a big move to improve their goaltending situation by trading for Ben Bishop of the Ottawa Senators just hours before the 3 p.m. EST, April 3 trade deadline...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 2 years ago 924 reads 5 comments

  15. Should the Tampa Bay Lightning Be Buyers or Sellers at the NHL Trade Deadline?

    The Tampa Bay Lightning should be one of the quieter teams at the NHL trade deadline on April 3. Even without a blockbuster move, the Lightning have to be buyers at the deadline for a few reasons...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 2 years ago 913 reads 8 comments

  16. NHL Week 10: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    As we enter the final month of the NHL regular season, we could bear witness to another record streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a perfect month of March and head into April just two games shy of the NHL record for consecutive wins...

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  17. Games You Can't Miss on This Weekend's NHL Schedule

    The last weekend of March features some great NHL matchups as we look forward to the final month of the season...

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  18. Tampa Bay Lightning Name Jon Cooper Head Coach, Replacing Guy Boucher

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Jon Cooper to be the next head coach—less than 48 hours after releasing Guy Boucher of the position...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 2 years ago 1,492 reads 11 comments

  19. NHL Trade Deadline Primer for the Tampa Bay Lightning

    The Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the more active teams in the NHL last summer and don’t look to be extremely active at this year’s trade deadline...

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  20. NHL Week 9: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Can you believe that we are finished with nine weeks in this fast-paced NHL season? Take a moment to let that sink in and then consider there are only five weeks left in the 2013 campaign...

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  21. Tampa Bay Lightning Fire Head Coach Guy Boucher

    Early Sunday morning, the Tampa Bay Lightning released head coach Guy Boucher from his duties. From the Lightning’s official release (via Lightning.NHL...

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  22. Games You Can't Miss on This NHL Weekend's Schedule

    Points are coming at a premium as we approach the final month of the 2013 NHL season. With 20 games on the schedule this weekend, there is plenty of hockey but fewer marquee matchups...

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  23. Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Young Stars Playing in Monday's Lightning-Flyers Game

    Despite having less-than-stellar seasons to this point, the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning are two franchises with very bright futures. These two teams square off March 18 on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p...

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  24. NHL Week 8: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    The NHL trade deadline is just over two weeks away and as the rumors heat up, so does the intensity on the ice. The season is approaching “crunch time” and general managers will have to decide if they are playing to win this season or next...

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  25. Games You Can't Miss on This NHL Weekend's Schedule

    Teams are preparing for the final stretch, and playoff positioning takes center stage this weekend as contenders look to solidify their spots in the postseason...

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