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Hedman told Point Blank that he has a flight to New York on Sunday afternoon and the Islanders are...

Hedman told Point Blank that he has a flight to New York on Sunday afternoon and the Islanders are picking him up at the airport. He has all day Monday open on his schedule to meet with the team. On Tuesday, he travels to Tampa Bay.

Point Blank reporting from the NHL draft combine last week.

Tampa Bay NBC affiliate to pre-empt Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals (UPDATED)

WFLA-TV here in Tampa has an annual broadcast telethon to raise money for All Children's Hospital. And their annual broadcast has trumped Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings (as well as taped coverage of the French Open). WFLA has also denied putting the game on their spare digital channel as well, in favor of syndicated TV shows/re-runs. The NHL is currently trying to remedy the situation. UPDATE (2:51 PM EDT): Sun Sports TV (regional cable sports broadcast network) will air the game at it's scheduled time on Saturday night. Hat tip to WBPhilip in comments.

The Ballad of Vincent Lecavalier

Lecavalier: stay or go? Trade or keep? It ain't that simple.

HockeybuzzHogwash.com

Sort of off topic, but with the off season for 28 teams in full swing (Congrats to the Pens and Wings on making it to the Finals), the rumor mill will be ramping up regarding everyone and everything but the kitchen sink for most every team. Well, at least that's the way Hockey Buzz works. Hockey Buzz Hogwash tracks the rumors being spread on Hockey Buzz. Think of it as a Rotten Tomatoes site specifically dedicated to hockey and Eklund... But instead of tracking opinions of films, it tracks accuracy of rumor mongering originating from Hockey Buzz.

For all of you Lightning forwards out there, be prepared to have a very scary +/- that’s more than l...

For all of you Lightning forwards out there, be prepared to have a very scary +/- that’s more than likely leaning towards the heavily minus side this season. While the defense is adequate as it stands, you’ll either be asked to contribute more to the overall defense and/or you’ll be asked to just outscore your opponents. Either way, your +/- probably isn’t going to be very pretty.

Cassie McClellan --July 5th, 2008 As it would turn out, only five forwards had a positive +/- for the Lightning in 2008-09.

Jeff Halpern: I never saw steroids in Capitals locker room

As most have probably seen, there was a drug bust in a central Florida county that recovered a bunch of steroids yesterday. The husband of the couple involved has stated that they had been selling steroids to professional athletes, and specifically singled out the Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals (MLB). No individuals were mentioned. At this time, nothing has been proven nor confirmed.

"For Sale: Used Trophy Case. Must Sell!"

Playing up a furniture sale on Craigs List by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Is it more evidence of the financial troubles? Or is this just an idle hockey fan's conspiracy theory?

Mike Smith and the Lightning goaltending situation

Goaltender Mike Smith, the Lightning's #1 goalie,  ended up playing  through the effects of Post Concussion Syndrome in December 2008, aggravated things in early January 2009, and has been...

Radek Smolenak reportedly jumps to KHL

Damian Cristordero is reporting that left wing Radek Smolenak, who played six games this season with the Bolts, has signed a contract with the Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Our Lined-Up Update has been updated to reflect this.

Center of Attention

While the Tampa Bay Lightning's defense reeked this past season, depth at the center position is also a concern going towards the 2009 NHL off-season.

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