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Steven Stamkos Unlikely to Return This Postseason

(discounthockey.com)

Stamkos Unlikely to Return Tampa Bay Lightning captain and star center Steven Stamkos has been dealing with a blood clot that has kept him out of action since April 4. He admitted on Thursday that there’s a very real possibility that he may not play at all this postseason. He spoke to the media after taking part in the team’s ...

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Ben Bishop “Day-to-Day”, Thought He Broke His Leg

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Bishop Thought Things Were Way Worse In Game 1’s 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop went down when his foot jammed into the goal post. It was a freak injury that resulted in him being carted off the ice on a stretcher. It was an also a moment where the goaltender was convinced he’d ...

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Lightning In Dangerous Groove

(Sporting News)

Lightning Thriving Without Stamkos There were many who had their doubts about the Tampa Bay Lightning. After all, it’s reasonable to do just that when a team loses a star the caliber of Steven Stamkos. So after the star center went out with a blood clot, many wondered just how far the Lightning could go in the playoffs. Well 10 ...

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Steven Stamkos Doesn’t Deserve Kane, Toews Money

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Stamkos isn’t at max-deal level It’s been one of the most talked about storylines in the NHL this season. Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning jockeying back and forth, trying to determine just what kind of deal, if any, could keep him in the blue and white for the bulk of his remaining career. An offer wasn’t made until ...

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Lightning finally make contract offer to Steven Stamkos

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It took a little longer than anyone on either side may have liked, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have finally extended a contract offer to franchise center Steven Stamkos. Elliotte Friedman reports that the Lightning have offered Stamkos an eight-year pact worth $68 million total. That’s a yearly salary cap hit of $8.5 million. He is in the final season of ...

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Jonathan Drouin situation gets uglier with ‘trade imminent’

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We all knew that things between the Tampa Bay Lightning and talented but somewhat troubled forward Jonathan Drouin had reached a boiling point. It appears now that the relationship has become irreparable. Yesterday, the team suspended Drouin without pay after Drouin failed to report to an assignment to Syracuse of the AHL. His agent stated that the youngster would not ...

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New York Rangers “in it big” for Jonathan Drouin

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According to multiple sources to the NY Post (Larry Brooks) the New York Rangers “are in big time” on Jonathan Drouin. Drouin, the former 3rd overall pick in 2013, requested a trade earlier in the year before publicly requesting a trade this week. Apparently, Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton and Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman talked before the trade ...

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Jonathan Drouin officially requests trade

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Just a few days after reporting that Tampa Bay Lightning uber-prospect Jonathan Drouin was being sent back to the minors, it appears the situation has gotten worse for both parties. News broke just a day later that Drouin’s agent formally requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. From agent Allan Walsh: On behalf of Jonathan Drouin, I formally requested ...

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The Disappointing Jonathan Drouin

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The 2013 NHL Draft wasn’t that long ago, but there it has already left an indelible mark on the league. With important contributors and budding superstars like Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Max Domi and Sean Monahan already having huge impacts on their respective teams, other teams in that stacked first round are still waiting for their pick to make a ...

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Rocket Richard Trophy contenders and dark horses

FOX SPORTS

  With the 2015-16 season right around the corner, it’s only natural that the anticipation reach a fever pitch and we start discussing who will be standing at the podium at the end of the season. This season, the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, awarded to the league’s top goal-scorer, looks like it will be a fun race. There’s the usual ...

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