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Tampa Bay Lightning free agent signings
Tommy Bennett - Sep 9, 2022

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how […]


Kyle Pereira - Jul 11, 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning draft class is officially here for 2022. Though the season ended in heartbreak, the Lightning had a first-round pick to look forward to. Outside of that first, the Lightning traded up into the third round and made several selections to fill positions of need.  Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Recap And Grades […]

Shane Wright 2022 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jul 9, 2022

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2022 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Ondrej Palat free agent
Taylor Newby - Jul 9, 2022

For most teams, the season has been long over, but for two teams, it just ended. That means the off-season is gearing up for the crazy ride it usually is. Contracts, trades, offer sheets, you name it. All is fair in hockey and the off-season, which includes the rumours that come with all the potential […]

Ryan McDonaugh
Erin Butler - Jul 3, 2022

Champions make hard decisions, and moving Ryan McDonagh is one of them. The veteran blueliner has been traded to the Nashville Predators for Phillip Myers and Grant Mismash. We have acquired defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Grant Mismash from Nashville in exchange for Ryan McDonagh.https://t.co/CuiUSq32qS — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 3, 2022 Ryan McDonagh […]

Nick Paul Contract
Taylor Newby - Jul 1, 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward, Nick Paul, to a seven-year contract worth around $21 million, or about $3 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2029-30 season. Hearing Nick Paul extension in TB will come in at 7 years, at just over a $3M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 30, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point were both second-round choices so there is always talent to be found throughout the draft. With the draft fast […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 30, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with late round picks like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. With the draft fast approaching, who is a Tampa Bay Lightning draft fit?  Tampa […]

Tommy Bennett - Jun 28, 2022

The Stanley Cup Final is over and a new champion has been crowned. For the first time in 21 years, the Colorado Avalanche are champions. The offseason is officially underway. The NHL Draft is ten days away, and free agency is around the corner. Teams are looking to lock up their players before turning to […]

Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup
Caleb Mauldin - Jun 28, 2022

After 21 long years, Lord Stanley will finally return to the Mile High City. The Colorado Avalanche secured their franchise’s third Stanley Cup by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. This Stanley Cup Final promised a fun series between two hockey powerhouses. It did not disappoint. Even though it didn’t go seven games, […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 27, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing in the Finals… again. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with stars like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point being picked outside the first round. […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 26, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing in the Finals… again. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with late round picks like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. With the draft fast […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 25, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing in the Finals… again. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with late round picks like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. With the draft fast […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 22, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing in the Finals yet again. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with late-round picks like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. With the draft fast […]

Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Caleb Mauldin - Jun 21, 2022

After Game 2, this series looked like it was going to be another power trip for the Colorado Avalanche. They had complete control of the series and had Tampa on the ropes. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning came out swinging in Game 3 and have life again. This series could go any way at this […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 18, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing in the Finals… again. They elected to keep their first-round draft selection for the first time in what seems like forever. But that hasn’t held them back before, with late round picks like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. With the draft fast […]



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