2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Team News

No fooling; Lightning transactions for Monday

Raiding the Syracuse Crunch of their captain while adding two prospects and a veteran to their roster shakes things up for the short term and long term.

Gudas on his first NHL fight

The hard hitting Czech dropped the gloves on Friday night against New Jersey's Tom Kostopoulos.


Nate Thompson suspended 2 games

Lightning forward Nate Thompson has been suspended for a check to the head of Matt D`Agostini of the New Jersey Devils. NHL VP of Player Safety found that Thompson "recklessly target[ed]...

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.

Cooper hire takes heat off Yzerman

If nothing else,the appointment of Jon Cooper as new head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning buys general manager Steve Yzerman some time out of the dreaded spotlight of fan scrutiny.

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.

"Crunch Bunch" fitting in with the Lightning

Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman and Assistant General Manager Julian BriseBois have sought out to strengthen the minor league system since coming on board in 2010.

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.

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