Jan Rutta Adds To The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Defensive Casualties

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Jan Rutta is considered day-to-day after sustaining a lower-body injury. Bolts head coach Jon Cooper confirmed Rutta’s status during the team’s media availability on Wednesday. Jon Cooper said Cernak and Rutta have taken steps back, hoped they’d be further along. McDonagh close, could have good news tomorrow. Stephens really close — […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s NHL Rumours series. We’d like to take this moment to wish our American readers a happy, and more importantly, healthy, Thanksgiving. Today, we examine two potential contract extensions. They surround young players who both look to be important parts of their respective teams’ futures. However, the feasibility of […] READ MORE


Lou Lamoriello has won General Manager of the Year

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The Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year award has been awarded to Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders. The three nominees were Lamoriello, Jim Nill and Julien Brisebois. 2019-20 marks the eleventh year the award has been handed out. Former league executive Jim Gregory is the award’s namesake. Last year’s winner was Don […] READ MORE



Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Jon Cooper to Mulit-Year Extension

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension. Team vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal earlier on Tuesday. The coach’s deal was to expire at the end of the season. No terms of the deal have been announced. ? COOOOOOOOP! […] READ MORE



Tampa Bay Lightning Place Jake Dotchin on Waivers

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have placed defenceman Jake Dotchin on unconditional waivers for terminating his contract. The Athletic’s Joe Smith reports the termination is on the grounds of “material breach.” Sounds like #TBLightning wasn’t happy with Jake Dotchin’s conditioning entering camp. Sure we’ll find out more down the road, but team […] READ MORE