Tampa Bay Lightning
The core of the Lightning’s organizational strength — goaltending depth — is front and center at this week’s prospect development camp as the top three goaltenders in Tampa Bay’s system show off why the future is so bright in net.
The Lightning hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development. Feaster served as GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
BRANDON — He’d never been left behind — never.
After clearing out salary cap heading into free agency, the Lightning found a way to utilize some of that available space Tuesday to land one of the top defensemen on the market in Anton Stralman while adding some other pieces, and a backup goaltender.
TAMPA — Lightning fans can escape the heat for a few days while checking out some of the team’s top young players when prospect camp opens at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.
After burning the midnight oil, Steve Yzerman and Co. now wait for high noon to strike. The free agent market is officially open for business at noon Tuesday for teams to begin signing players to contracts.
TAMPA — Teddy Purcell missed a late Sunday phone call from Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman late Sunday night. By the time he checked his phone, there was also a text message from Yzerman that came in just after the phone call...
The Lightning cleared up a conflict in their home schedule by moving an April 7 game against the Montreal Canadiens to Oct. 13.
TAMPA — The Lightning fired up the hockey world on Sunday, pulling off three trades late in the evening.
The Lightning used a pair of second-round selections to take defensemen, and general manager Steve Yzerman listened to his scouting staff and pulled off a pair of trades to move up to make two other choices.