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All Quiet On The Trade Front According To Steve Yzerman

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,

Yzerman has to do something. This underachieving team looks lost, often uninspired. It could use a shakeup. It badly needs another top-four defenseman. If the panic button hasn't already been hit at Channelside Drive, it should be soon.

But making changes is easier said than done.

"If there was something I could have done to this point that would make our team better, I would have done it," Yzerman said. "We'll keep trying."

Yzerman said this trade market is as challenging as he can remember. There's the salary cap, which has remained relatively flat the past few years, and likely will again next season. There's the looming expansion draft in June. And with so many teams within striking distance of a playoff spot, Yzerman said many GMs are uncertain what direction they want to go.

"It's been very, very quiet," Yzerman said.

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Video- Wayne Simmonds Sneaky Hit On J.T. Brown?

 

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Video- Shea Weber Big Hit On Vladislav Namestnikov

Jon Cooper says Vladislav Namestnikov will be re-evaluated and the team should know more today.

 

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Ben Bishop Out Up To One Month

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Morning Line- Steve Yzerman

"Right now, we need to get a bit more offensive production out of our top-nine forwards,, we need more out of them. But mostly, it's our play defensively as a team that has to improve. That's what is hurting us the most.''

"We're not going to win many 6-5 games, we're falling in some categories -- our penalty killing is dropping, our goals against, our shots against. We're in the bottom half of the league now in those three categories, and those categories have to be good in order to win.''

-Steve Yzerman, GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Pierre LeBrun of ESPN has more.

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Afternoon Line- Steve Yzerman On The 2018 Winter Olympics

"I think it's fantastic for our sport.  think it's great for our league that we go, and we're there. I think for all the players it's an honor to be part of the Olympics. I'm hopeful they can work it out. It's great for our league and great for the game."

-Steve Yzerman, GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning on the NHL players participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times has more on this topic.

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Videos- The Nashville Predators And Tampa Bay Lightning Go After Each Other

from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,

With less than six minutes left in the Predators' 3-1 victory against the Lightning on Monday, Predators defenseman Roman Josi was the recipient of a blindside hit from Lightning forward J.T. Brown.

It appeared that Brown's left shoulder made contact with Josi's head, forcing the latter out of the game. Josi, who angrily tossed his glove down the hallway to the Predators' locker room as he left, said he was fine and removed by a concussion spotter.

This season, the NHL updated its concussion protocol, authorizing in-arena spotters and those watching from the league's New York office to require teams to remove players if they deem it necessary. Josi has previously been concussed during his NHL career.

"I didn't see him coming," Josi said, referring to Brown. "I just saw (Lightning forward Brian) Boyle on the one side. He came around the net. I didn't see him."...

It wasn't the last time that Brown was involved in a hard-hitting play Monday. In the final two minutes, he and Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis collided as they pursued a puck in the corner. Brown then proceeded to punch Ellis multiple times as the two laid on the ice. Ellis received a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct, and Brown received a roughing minor and a misconduct.

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Morning Line- Brendan Shanahan On Steve Yzerman

“He would just sometimes look up and make one comment that cut through all the bullshit and had the whole room in stiches.

“His humour, which comes across in a really witty sarcasm, was pretty legendary and earned him the nickname ‘Cutthroat.’”

-Brendan Shanahan on Steve Yzerman.  Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet has more on Yzerman in The Big Read.

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Looks Like Surgery For Steven Stamkos

added 11:19am,

 

 

added 8:41pm, Tampa press release is below...

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Steven Stamkos Out Indefinitely With Lateral Meniscus Tear In His Right Knee

TAMPA BAY- “Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee during the team’s game against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night and will remain out of the lineup indefinitely,” said Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman. “We are in the process of evaluating options for repair and rehabilitation and will release more information as it becomes available.”

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