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Tampa Bay Wants To Re-Sign Ryan Callahan; Leafswon’t fire Carlyle hastily

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning made it clear to Ryan Callahan’s camp that they want the player past this season.

The pending UFA's agent, the veteran Steve Bartlett, told ESPN.com Tuesday that he chatted with Steve Yzerman in Buffalo over the past weekend, at which point the Bolts GM made it clear they'd like to talk extension after the season.

Yzerman, also reached Tuesday, said for now the focus is on hockey, on making the playoffs and on doing well in the playoffs. The GM will focus on Callahan’s future later.

"He’s just going to play hockey and we’ll talk when the season’s over," Yzerman told ESPN.com.

continued plus topics like John Tortorella, Andrei Markov, Jagr signing again with New Jersey and the future of Randy Carlyle and even more than that.

updated at 9:32 PM: LeBrun, Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger took part in an Insider Trading segment on TSN, and here's a transcript of the video:

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Video- Stamkos With An Own-Goal

Tampa Bay pulled their goale on a delayed penalty, Steven Stamkos somehow found the open net from the Tampa offensive zone.

Cory Conacher gets credit for the own-goal.

 

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Video- Ben Bishop Is One Thankful Goalie

Bishop's terrible clearing pass went directly to Travis Hamonic of the Islanders, who put the puck in the net from center ice, but Brock Nelson was ruled offside.

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Ryan Callahan A Fit In Tampa

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Callahan has been playing on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat.

"That line has been dynamic at both ends of the ice for us," said Cooper. "That kid [Callahan] knows how to play the game below the dots. We haven't had a ton of those guys wheel through our organization. It's a great fit for us. He's probably a little tired because I'm playing him a bit more here than he was in New York."

What has Callahan's leadership impact been on his new teammates?

"Just watch our bench when he hits somebody, or takes the puck from somebody, or battles in front of the net, guys are just pumped for him," said Cooper. "He doesn't have to come back to the bench and say anything. You just know right then what he's delivering to our team. It's great to see. He doesn't hear that because he's in the corner battling with [Zdeno] Chara, so he doesn't hear what's going on [on the bench], but you love that from your team and teammates when you hear that stuff." 

more plus a look at Bob Hartley,, the Ottawa Senators and Nicklas Jensen of the Vancouver Canucks...

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Paul Ranger Stretchered Off The Ice In Toronto

What Simmons writes seems to be the consensus of those who are commenting on the hit.

Ranger turned at the last second which certainly did not help, but it was still a bad decision by Killorn to make the hit from behind in the first place.

Ranger was seen moving his legs a few times while laying face down on the ice.

Killorn did receive five for boarding and a game.

added 8:10pm, video of the hit below...

added 8:19pm, A longer version of the incident has alslo been added below...

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The Lightning Are Just Fine Without Martin St. Louis

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

There was concern that because Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman was forced into the trade, thanks to the demands of the 38-year-old St. Louis, the Lightning would slip out of the playoff race.

Who was going to guide the team? Who was going to set up the game's top sniper, Steven Stamkos, when he returned from a 45-game absence because of a broken leg?

Well, so far, so good. Robust two-way forward Ryan Callahan arrived in the trade that sent St. Louis to the New York Rangers. Stamkos has returned from his injury. And Tampa Bay hasn't missed a beat, going 3-1-2 since the Mar. 5 trade deadline after a 22-18-5 record previously without Stamkos.

"We lost Stammer for a long time and we still managed to play well enough," said Lightning centre Valtteri Filppula, whose club visits the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. "We were able to survive that. Yes, we lost a player like Marty, but we got a pretty good player in return."

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Video- It’s Been Ten Years Since The Tampa Bay Lightning Won The Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning held an on-ice ceremony last night to honor the 2004 Stanley Cup Champions.

I always enjoy these type of tributes and a nice touch was the team members from 2004 putting on the skates for the ceremony.

Do the Bolts know something we don't, the tribute video flashed the date of June 7, 2014 instead of 2004, maybe things to come?

 

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Today Must Be Statue Announcement Day

from the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers will memorialize legendary Hall of Fame coach Fred Shero, who led two Flyers teams to Stanley Cup Championships (1974 and 1975), with an eight-foot tall, 1300-pound bronze statue at XFINITY Live! The statue will be unveiled as part of a free, open-to-the-public celebration in front of the Spectrum Grill at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m.

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from the Tampa Bay Lightning,

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that the club will honor former captain and Stanley Cup Champion Dave Andreychuk with a statue on Ford Thunder Alley in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Lightning will unveil the statue in a pregame ceremony at 6:30 p.m. prior to their home game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, April 5. 

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  Tags: dave+andreychuk, fred+shero

Video- Martin St. Louis Talks Trade, Team Canada And Steve Yzerman

via CBC,

Ron MacLean talks to Martin St. Louis about his move to New York, his Team Canada snub and current standing relationship with Steve Yzerman.

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Steven Stamkos Named Captain Of The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Steven Stamkos the 10th captain in franchise history today, the team unveiled prior to their game versus the Buffalo Sabres.

“Steven Stamkos was destined to be the leader of our team,” head coach Jon Cooper said.  “The fact that it’s happening now just puts us one step closer to achieving our ultimate goal and that is trying to win the Stanley Cup.”

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