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Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh’s biggest NHL dream

Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh’s biggest NHL dream

BRANDON —Surrounded by reporters and cameras in the Lightning's new locker room Thursday, Taylor Raddysh talked about his hockey journey and the brother who made it with him.The brother he inline skated with, wearing down the finish on their ba...
Updated: 2 months ago
Going home: John Tavares picks Maple Leafs over Lightning, others

Going home: John Tavares picks Maple Leafs over Lightning, others

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a not-yet-10-year-old Tavares in bed, asleep on a pill...
Updated: 2 months ago
Lightning locks up D Ryan McDonagh with $47 million deal

Lightning locks up D Ryan McDonagh with $47 million deal

By Greg AumanTimes Staff WriterTAMPA — When the Lightning traded for defenseman Ryan McDonagh in February, the veteran defenseman found himself in a new locker room for the first time in eight years, unsure of what his new team would be like.Th...
Updated: 2 months ago
Steve Yzerman: Lightning would have to do ‘other things’ if John Tavares comes

Steve Yzerman: Lightning would have to do ‘other things’ if John Tavares comes

BRANDON — Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman went to Los Angeles with coach Jon Cooper on Wednesday to woo Islanders center John Tavares, who can be a free agent Sunday, making a case to add a major piece to the NHL's top-scoring offense l...
Updated: 2 months ago
‘Freshman 15’ helped turn defenseman Green into Lightning draft pick

‘Freshman 15’ helped turn defenseman Green into Lightning draft pick

Alex Green wasn't drafted the first two years he was eligible, and while he had hoped to be drafted Saturday in his final shot, the defenseman was pleasantly surprised to go as high as he did to the Lightning in the fourth round."I didn't really expe...
Updated: 2 months ago
Lightning makes pitch to John Tavares

Lightning makes pitch to John Tavares

Times wiresLOS ANGELES – The Lightning made its pitch to potential free agent John Tavares and his agent in a meeting that lasted under two hours Wednesday, reports said.The Lightning's delegation was made up of general manager Steve Yzerman, c...
Updated: 2 months ago
Former figure skaters whip Lightning prospects into shape

Former figure skaters whip Lightning prospects into shape

BRANDON — On the first day of Lightning development camp, four groups of prospects rotate through 45-minute skill sessions on power skating, their coach going up and down the ice, forward and backward, showing them lessons in technique, balance...
Updated: 2 months ago
Alex Barre-Boulet hoping to impress at Lightning development camp

Alex Barre-Boulet hoping to impress at Lightning development camp

Last weekend's NHL draft isn't the only source of newcomers eager to prove themselves at the Lightning's development camp in Brandon this week.Alex Barré-Boulet, a 21-year-old forward who was signed to an entry-level contract as a free agent in ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Five players to watch at Lightning development camp

Five players to watch at Lightning development camp

The Lightning will have 27 prospects at the 2018 Development Camp at the Ice Sports Forum starting Wednesday in Brandon. Here are five players to watch for during the camp:Connor IngramIngram bounced around the AHL and ECHL during the 2017-2018 seaso...
Updated: 2 months ago
Marty St. Louis gets the call he deserves

Marty St. Louis gets the call he deserves

Marty St. Louis was at his home in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. It was a little before 3 p.m. when his phone rang.“When I saw the 416 area code, I knew,’’ St. Louis said. “Pretty cool. Amazing, actually.’’What...
Updated: 2 months ago