1. 5 Reasons Tampa Bay's Cory Conacher Is a Candidate for Rookie of the Year

    This year’s rookie class is full of talented young stars that are all staking their claim at rookie of the year honors. One player that should be the front-runner for the Calder Trophy this season is Tampa Bay ’s Cory Conacher ...

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  2. NHL Week 3: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Heading into the weekend, 10 different teams were on streaks of three games or more. Some teams were trending up—some down...

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  3. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Lessons Learned from Lightning's Start to 2013 Season

    Many experts around the NHL didn’t expect the Tampa Bay Lightning to be contending for a Southeast Division crown, and even fewer could have expected the start the Bolts have put together...

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

    The second week of the NHL season is over, and division pecking orders are emerging. The Southeast Division—thought to be deep this season—has one team in playoff contention...

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  5. Tampa Bay Lightning: 3 Weaknesses Lightning Must Address During 2013 Season

    Few outside the Tampa Bay community expected the Lightning to be at the top of the Eastern Conference standings at any point this season—especially out of the gate...

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  6. 5 Most Pressing Concerns for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Early 2013 Season

    All the questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning this offseason have been subdued thanks to a great start to the season...

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  7. NHL: Week 1 Who's Hot and Who's Not

    The first week of the NHL season is in the books. There are some around the league that are off to hot starts and some that are still back in training camp...

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  8. Tampa Bay Lightning: 10 Best Plays of Vincent Lecavalier's Career

    Vincent Lecavalier has been the face of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise since he was drafted first-overall in 1998...

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  9. Will Steven Stamkos Pass Sidney Crosby as Best in NHL This Season?

    The puck has finally dropped, and the offseason speculation has given way to on-ice production. But one question that never seems to go away surrounds two of the best players in the league—Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby ...

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  10. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Biggest Questions in 2013 Training Camp

    NHL training camps are shorter than normal this season, which leads to a great learning curve for newly acquired Tampa Bay Lightning players...

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  11. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Games You Can't Miss

    All the paperwork has been completed, and the NHL season is set to begin—in less than a week! Fasten your seat belts, Tampa Bay Lightning fans. This 20th-anniversary season is going to be one heck of a ride full of games you can’t miss...

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  12. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Items the Tampa Bay Lightning Need to Address

    Well, the wait is over and the Tampa Bay Lightning can finally get their offseason acquisitions into the locker room and on the ice...

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  13. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Things You Need to Know About Cory Conacher

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have a number of prospects on the cusp of NHL stardom. None have garnered more attention than Cory Conacher of the Syracuse Crunch...

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  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: 10 Players You Need to Know from the Syracuse Crunch

    There isn ’t an easier place to find a collection of future NHL stars than the American Hockey League. In the AHL , it has been the Tampa Bay Lightning’s affiliate that has dominated the league recently and this year is no different...

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  15. Update: NHL Offers New Proposal to NHLPA: Is This the One to Get It Done?

    UPDATE : Pierre LeBrun has outlined the letter sent to the clubs about the league's proposal. Updates: Change free agency start from July 1 to July 10 ( LeBrun ) 10-Year ...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about over 1 year ago 11,086 reads 96 comments

  16. 10 Most Unbelievable Things from ESPN's 2013 NHL Season Simulation

    Live NHL hockey isn’t happening but ESPN and EA Sports have teamed up to do a weekly season simulation. As the simulation is reaching the mid-way point, there are some pretty unbelievable facts from the mock NHL season...

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  17. The Worst Moment in Each NHL Franchise's History

    One thing is certain in the NHL —heartbreak. While one fanbase celebrates, another 29 weep. The ultimate high created by hoisting a Stanley Cup is inevitably followed by an unbearable low...

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  18. NHL Free Agency: Boom or Bust for Each Goaltender on a New Team in 2013

    Goaltenders are a polarizing group—play well and fans love you, play poorly and they don’t. The big-name goaltenders didn ’t go anywhere, but there are a few looking ...

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  19. Tampa Bay Lightning: Update on the Bolts' Top 10 Prospects

    The extended NHL lockout can’t touch the growth of some of the young players developing in the prospect system...

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  20. NHL Free Agency: 15 Best 'Bang-for-Your-Buck' Players Still Without a Team

    The collective bargaining agreement negotiations have put a hold on new contracts. Among the discussion points is the salary cap...

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  21. Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma: Postgame Grades from Sooners' Win vs. Cowboys

    The Bedlam Rivalry between No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 21 Oklahoma State lived up to its billing Saturday. For the first time in the history of the Bedlam Rivalry, it took overtime to ...

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  22. NHL Lockout: Amnesty Buyout Back on the Table, Why These 10 Players Should Worry

    On Nov. 7, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported that amnesty buyouts are back on the table in the collective bargaining agreement discussions...

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  23. NHL: Get to Know Your Next Batch of Superstars

    While the NHL lockout hasn’t been beneficial to most of those affected, this extended offseason has allowed many young players to compete professionally elsewhere and could help speed their development...

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  24. Fantasy Hockey Advice: The 15 Best-Kept Secrets in Fantasy Hockey

    The NHL lockout has caused some unfortunate openings in every hockey fan’s schedule—including those that play fantasy hockey...

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  25. Oregon State vs. Stanford: 10 Things We Learned from Cardinal's Win

    The game of the week in the Pac-12 lived up to its billing as two hard-nosed programs in Stanford and Oregon State needed every second to decide a winner...

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