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Video- A Banner Is Raised In Tampa

Short version (3:41) is first, longer version (10:03) is below.

 

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The Florida Panthers Continue To Play Well In Win Over The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Erik Erlendsson at NBC Miami,

Jonathan Huberdeau scored and led a balanced attack that included goals from six players, and the Florida Panthers gained on Central Division-leading Tampa Bay with a 6-4 victory over the Lightning on Monday night.

Florida won two of the three games between the teams in a five-day span and pulled within a point of the Lightning in the standings.

Aleksander Barkov, Anton Stralman, Owen Tipppett, Anthony Duclair and Frank Vatrano also scored for Florida, which recorded its first win in Tampa Bay since March 26. 2016, a span of eight games....

“They didn’t do anything, really, to us,’’ Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said. “It was all self-inflicted. Like the first one, self-inflicted. The second one, self-inflicted. We had full control of the puck and we just hand it over to them. The third and fourth one, we turned it over at the blue line, self-inflicted. Terrible.’’

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Jon Cooper’s Mind

from Gary Santaniello of the New York Times,

After blowing a late-game lead and losing, the Green Bay Gamblers hockey players received a simple order from their coach, a former lawyer named Jon Cooper: For their next practice back home, meet at a local park at 7 a.m.

When they arrived, the only trace of Cooper was a note, left under a puck in the middle of a football field.

“This is what it feels like when we show up to every game and you guys don’t!” it read. “Figure it out!”

“That completely flipped our season,” said Pat McCadden, the captain of that 2009-10 Gamblers team. Their season ended with a Clark Cup, the championship of the United States Hockey League, the country’s top junior league....

Since leaving law in 2003 to devote himself full time to hockey, Cooper, 53, has won championships with every team he has coached: at: two levels of junior hockey, in the American Hockey League and in the N.H.L.

Asked to list the secrets to his success, Cooper smiled slightly and provided his admittedly stock answer.

“One, understanding life,” he said. “Two, a loyal dog. And three, a good goaltender.”

Those who have played for Cooper, hired him and witnessed his handiwork say his ability to make adjustments and connect with all types of players has been integral to his success.

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Video- Banner Ceremony In Tampa

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning unveil their 2020 Stanley Cup championship banner, and promise to raise it to the rafters once they can have fans in attendance.

 

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Tampa/Ottawa Trade

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded defenseman Braydon Coburn, forward Cedric Paquette and their second-round pick in 2022 to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the rights to forward Marian Gaborik and goaltender Anders Nilsson, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.  Both Gaborik and Nilsson will be placed on long-term injury reserve and will not play this season.

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A Three-Year Deal For Anthony Cirelli In Tampa

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Anthony Cirelli to a three-year contract worth $4.8 million AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Cirelli, 23, played in 68 games for the Lightning during the 2019-20 regular season, recording 16 goals and 44 points to go along with a +28 rating and 30 penalty minutes. The Etobicoke, Ontario native ranked tied for the team lead and tied for fifth in the NHL for plus/minus. Cirelli set career highs last season for assists (28), points, plus/minus and power-play points (five). He also led the team for face-offs (914) and face-off wins (434). Cirelli ranked fifth among all NHL forwards for average shorthanded time on ice per game (2:49).

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Nikita Kucherov Out For The Regular Season, Having Hip Surgery

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LTIR For Nikita Kucherov?

added 10:33am, Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Told that Kucherov got a hip shot last week. Now apparently it's about seeing how he reacts to it and feels. If he's fine, then it's all good. But if he feels discomfort? Could be LTIR. We shall see.

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Mikhail Sergachev Signs A Three-Year Deal With The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year contract worth $4.8-million AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Sergachev, 22, skated in 70 games with the Lightning during the 2019-20 regular season, posting 10 goals and 34 points to go along with 58 penalty minutes. His 10 goals were a career high and ranked second on the team among defensemen. Sergachev also ranked first among all Lightning defensemen for power play goals with five. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound defenseman averaged 20:22 time on ice per game, ranking third on the team.

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Pat Maroon And Luke Schenn Staying With The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Pat Maroon to a two-year contract worth an AAV of $900,000 and defenseman Luke Schenn to a one-year deal worth $800,000, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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