2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Team News

The best of Raw Charge 2013

On this Christmas Day, with only a week left in the year, we provide a repository of some of the best articles from Raw Charge this year.

Bishop day-to-day; Gudlevskis recalled

Goaltender Ben Bishop is day to day with a "minor" lower body injury.

Afternoon Edition 8/6: goodbye to an old friend

Afternoon Edition Aug 6: goodbye to an old friend, Hedman is good, and Phoenix is sold

Weekend Edition Aug.2 #Tampacuse in the news, more

The boys from #Tampacuse, NHL to Seattle, and ranking goalies

Afternoon Edition: July 30

Marty in the Olympics, evaluating defensemen, and hockey players dancing

"Nacho" Labrie signs a one-year contract

The fourth-liner was set to become a Group IV free-agent.

Tampa extends qualifying offers to 3 players

Three players who would have been UFAs this week get qualified, while four more do not.

D Brendan Mikkelson not given a qualifying offer

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the Lightning will not retain Brendan Mikkelson, making him an unrestricted free agent. Mikkelson had played most of his 2013 season with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

Crunch captain re-signed

Syracuse Crunch captain Mike Angelidis has been re-signed by Tampa.

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.


Aulie re-signed by Bolts, now what?

With Aulie back in the fold, the defense seems set for next season... Or is it?

Au revoir et bon chance, Marty Raymond

Former Tampa Bay Lightning and Syracuse Crunch assistant coach Martin Raymond takes the head coaching position with the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

BriseBois: Janus will remain in Europe this fall

The Syracuse Crunch GM says the netminder will not be joining the team in North America next season. How does this affect the franchise's plans?

Report: Bolts sign Swiss star Reto Suri

The Swiss-A league star will play one more season in Europe before coming to North America and joining the Lightning organization.

Don't look at Ohlund as a buyout target

Mattias Ohlund hasn't played since 2011, but shedding his salary cap hit isn't likely until the end of his contract in 2016. Why? Read on.


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. ...

St. Louis proves age is just a number

With 60 points in 48 games at age 37, Tampa Bay Lightning wing Martin St. Louis becomes the oldest player to win the Art Ross Trophy.

Lightning sporting white on Sunday versus Canes

Instead of wearing alternate uniforms or standard home blue on Sunday, the Lightning will sport their road uniforms at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Lightning extend G Ben Bishop for two years

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

Connolly, Johnson reassigned to Syracuse

The Bolts send two of their top prospects back to the AHL affiliate as the Crunch prepare for the playoffs.


Video: Labrie post-game comments

It only took him 26 games, but forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie finally got his first career NHL goal on Tuesday. He remarks about it and the win versus Ottawa here.


Video: Stamkos on playoffs, Ovechkin

The reigning Rocket Richard trophy winner talks about the Lightning's playoff quest and his Rocket Richard trophy battle with Alex Ovechkin.


Ben Bishop post-game remarks

Ben Bishop talked about his top priority with the Lightning, as well as the contest against his former team in the Ottawa Senators.

Boucher offers farewell remarks

Former Lightning head coach Guy Boucher, speaking publicly for the first time since being replaced on March 24th, expressed gratitude to the Lightning organization and fans.

Lightning trade Cory Conacher for Ben Bishop

The Calder trophy candidate is sent to Ottawa for goalie Ben Bishop .

Tampa Bay trades Bergeron to Carolina

The Lightning send their 7th defenseman to Carolina in exchange for a 7th rounder and a goiig-to-be-waived Adam Hall.

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