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Video- Victor Hedman Injured Tonight

Lightning announce he will not return.

 

 

added 8:55pm, longer video is below.

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The Colorado Avalanche Drop A Tough 1-0 Game To The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

The Avalanche was shutout at home Wednesday night because Tyson Jost was in stride.

Naturally.

Jost was ruled offside because his back foot/skate was hovering over the blue line, not skating over the frozen paint. His entire body didn’t cross the blue line before Nathan MacKinnon pushed the puck into the Tampa Bay’s zone, but the Avs’ ensuing goal by Gabe Landeskog didn’t count because Jost’s skate was above the blue line — and not on it....

The NHL needs to adjust its offside rule. Or get rid of it altogether and worry more about questionable plays that directly factor into goals. A hovering skate should never negate a good goal....

Said Landeskog: “Those calls go both ways. If it was the other way around, I would have wanted the same call. That’s not where the game was won or lost. They scored on their (third-period) power play and we didn’t score on ours. That’s the difference. We had enough chances to score.”

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Game highlights below, the play in question starts at the :40 second mark.

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Jake Dotchin Had One Job Over The Summer - Stay In Shape

from TSN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning made a rare move last week when they placed defenceman Jake Dotchin on waivers to terminate his contract after a material breach.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shed some light on the situation Wednesday, revealing that Dotchin showed up weighing significantly heavier than his 2017-18 playing weight.

"I know that there have been reports out there that suggested his body fat was as high as 25 per cent. I don't know if those numbers are accurate," McKenzie told First Up on TSN 1050 Toronto. "What I can tell you, and what I do believe is accurate, is that he was a good 30 to 35 pounds above his playing weight. So I don't know what percentage body fat he was, but I can tell you that the relative expectations of what the Lightning expect him to play at versus what he showed up as, it was a good 30 pounds."

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What’s Next For Steve Yzerman?

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

"We're going to play this year," Yzerman said. "And after that, I don't know."

The news is shocking for two reasons: Yzerman has unfinished business in Tampa Bay, and the Lightning have the ability to finish it.

Since Yzerman became GM in 2010, the Lightning have made the Eastern Conference Final four times, including three times in the past four years. Each time they lost, they lost in a Game 7. They made the Stanley Cup Final in 2015.

"I'm proud of what we were able to build," Yzerman said. "I'm disappointed we haven't won a Stanley Cup yet."

The Lightning are among the favorites this season and in position to contend for years. They can win it. And Yzerman, the competitor Kid Rock sang was "in it to win it," is giving up the GM job?

If he wants to be a GM again, where else is he going to have a better chance to win the Cup? Would he really rather start over with a rebuild?

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Tampa Bay Lightning Name Julien BriseBois As The New GM

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning named Julien BriseBois to the position of Vice President, General Manager and Alternate Governor, Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced today. BriseBois, who becomes the seventh General Manager in Lightning history, replaces Steve Yzerman, who is stepping aside to become Senior Advisor to the General Manager. BriseBois had served as the team's Assistant General Manager under Yzerman for the past eight years.

"I am pleased to introduce Julien BriseBois today as the new Vice President and General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning," Vinik said upon making the announcement. "Julien has been preparing himself for this role for much longer than the eight years he has served as our Assistant General Manager. He is smart, experienced, well-prepared and progressive, sharing the draft and develop philosophy with Steve that has worked so well for us. I am confident that he will maintain our standard of sustained excellence, hopefully guiding us to a Stanley Cup in the near future.

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Live Stream- The Tampa Bay Lightning With A Major Press Conference

The Tampa Bay Lightning will hold a 4:00pm ET press conference today.

Watch it below or if a problem, here is the direct link.

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Nikita Kucherov Signs An Eight-Year Extension With The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million today, vice president and general manager announced. The contract keeps Kucherov through the 2026-27 season.

"I'm truly grateful to sign this contract extension to keep me in Tampa for the next eight seasons today," Kucherov said. "I'd like to thank the Lightning organization and all of the fans for the support since making the Bay Area my home."

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Tampa Bay Lightning Trying To Trade For Erik Karlsson

I tweeted these earlier this morning, but I do know many of you don't use Twitter, so here you go.

 

 

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Ryan McDonagh Gets A Seven-Year Contract Extension In Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Ryan McDonagh to a seven-year contract extension worth $6.75 million (AAV) per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The extension will commence with the 2019-20 season.

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A Five-Year Deal For J.T. Miller In Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward J.T. Miller to a five-year contract worth $5.25 million per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Miller, 25, skated in 82 games last season, splitting time between the New York Rangers and Lightning, posting 23 goals and 58 points to go along with 40 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound forward was acquired by the Bolts at the trade deadline on February 26, 2018. In 19 games with the Lightning, Miller posted 10 goals and 18 points, which included five power-play tallies. Miller recorded his first career hat trick on March 13 against the Ottawa Senators. He also skated in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Bolts, tallying two goals and eight points to go along with 15 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining the Lightning, Miller recorded 13 goals and 40 points while with the Rangers. The East Palestine, Ohio native led the Rangers for game-winning goals with four and also ranked second on the Rangers for assists with 27 and points before being traded to Tampa Bay. He recorded his third consecutive 20-goal season in 2017-18 and also set career highs for goals, assists, points, power-play goals (11) and face-off percentage (54.3%).

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