2013 Tampa Bay Lightning franchise news

QMJHL not suspending Erne for hit on Drouin

Adam Erne's questionable hit on fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin was not considered a suspendable offense according to the QMJHL.

Weekend Edition Aug 9: A new coach, fixing the NHL

A new coach, fixing the NHL, and another team in trouble

Lightning, Crunch hire new goaltending coach

How will the Lightning's new AHL goalie coach help the team?

Weekend Edition: July 26

Your links for the weekend of July 26.

Afternoon Edition July 23, 2013

Links for the week of July 23.

Lightning announce roster for development camp

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced its roster for the 2013 Development camp that begings July 6. 31 players are on the roster including all six of Tampa's draft picks from last weekend.

A reflection, a lament, a farewell

People invoke memories of winning the Stanley Cup, or the Rocket Richard trophy; the M-V-P line or Vinny's charitable work... I recollect the player who gave me hope in the Lightning franchise. My thoughts on parting ways with Vincent Lecavalier.

Yzerman's letter to Season Ticket Members

An email was sent out to Season Ticket Members regarding this morning's news that Vincent Lecavalier is to be bought out.

Calling all Tampa Bay artists

Selected artists will have their works displayed inside the halls of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

"Bolts" jersey will be back next season

The Tampa Bay Lightning's blue and black third jersey will be back next season according to a team spokesperson.

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Seeking civic support for NHL marquee events

It wouldn't be wrong for Tampa Bay civic leaders to step up and show support for a Tampa Bay Lightning bid to host the NHL All-Star game or Draft.

Forum ice removed; a hockey-less summer nears

The Tampa Bay Times Forum removed its ice Monday and the ice wont return until September when NHL training camps begin.

St. Louis nominated for the Ted Lindsay Award

The 37 year old is one of three players recognized by the NHLPA as the most outstanding this season. The ultimate winner of the award will be announced in June.

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Lightning sign 2011 draft pick Nesterov

The complete team release about the news can be foudn below. Nesterov needs to adjust to the North American game, he's destined for Syracuse (or the ECHL) for his first North American season. ...

Tyler Johnson voted AHL MVP

Tyler Johnson has had a banner year in the AHL this year, and has cracked the Lightning's NHL line up 14 times. It was announced today that he has been named the league's MVP.

Lightning extend G Ben Bishop for two years

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Ben Bishop to a new two-year contract.

What does Bishop bring to the Lightning?

Can the Lightning's new goalie Ben Bishop succeed where so many others have failed? What can Lightning fans realistically expect?

Cooper eyes the playoffs

Despite the Lightning sitting in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay Coach Jon Cooper believes his new team can make a late season playoff push.

Wayne Fleming passes

Mr. Fleming served as an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010-11, and served as a steward of this game for far longer.

Reports: Cooper to be named head coach

Reports from the CBC's Eliotte Friedman and TSN's Darren Dreger both state Syracuse Crunch head coach Jon Cooper is to be named head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Reactions to Guy Boucher's removal

The RC staff explain this development in their own words.

Opinion: Everyone's to blame

As the saying goes, you can't fire 23 guys so you fire the coach. Of course, you can't fire an entire organization, either.

And so we move forward; thoughts on firing Boucher

The end of the process, and the still unwritten next chapter of the Lightning is what is laid in front of fans with the dismissal of Guy Bpucher as head coach.

What's next for Lightning goalies?

What does Anders Lindback's injury mean for the Lightning goaltending pipeline?

As seen on TV! Operators are standing by!

The Bolts partner up with TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan with their latest ticket package, with opinions on the package and commercial varying from positive to stereotypical.

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