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S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! (The Young Guns at the St. Pete Times Forum)

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The Tampa Bay Lightning held a "Young Guns" camp on saturday night that was opent ot he public. Mid July in Tampa Bay and scheduled the same time the Tampa Bay Rays were playing (and holding a free...

In other movements, ex-Rats defenseman Josef Melichar signed with the HC Ceske Budejovice of the...

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In other movements, ex-Rats defenseman Josef Melichar signed with the HC Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Extraleague.

Phil Janack -- who revealed this bit of news earlier in the week

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Lightning's Hedman signs standard rookie contract

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Add another (officially) to the defensive mix. Victor Hedman is signed to a standard 3 year contract at the rookie max of $900,000 a year. Incentives are supposed to drive this up quite a bit, but that's all up to his performance.

Antero Niittymaki and Tampa Bay

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Reports are coming out that Tampa Bay has made an offer to free agent goalie Antero Nittymaki. Will it happen or is Antero KHL bound as speculation earlier this week suggested? And what does this...

Petiot Signs with Blackhawks and a Lightning UFA Assessment

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Richard Petiot becomes the second Lighting UFA to sign elsewhere. Is this a testament of lack of quality Free Agents from the Lightning roster this year?

"He won't fit into our plans," Lawton said. "There won't be a roster spot for him. He has the right...

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"He won't fit into our plans," Lawton said. "There won't be a roster spot for him. He has the right to come back and if he wants to he can, and he'll end up in Norfolk."

Brian Lawton - speaking of Radim Vrbata

Hedman at the TB Lightning press conference

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Brian Lawton and Carter Ashton look on as Victor Hedman speaks at a press conference in Wednesday afternoon. Hedman said he chose #77 because he looked up to former NHL Defenseman Ray Borque. Click the link to view the picture.

From the Bolts Facebook profile: "Victor Hedman and Carter Ashton were just greeted by the...

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From the Bolts Facebook profile: "Victor Hedman and Carter Ashton were just greeted by the Lightning staff! They're getting ready for this afternoon's press conference, and the first chance to meet the local media."

Lightning continue the Wild times, ink Kurtis Foster

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Kurtis Foster, who sustained a horrible broken leg at the end of 2007-08 and played only 10 NHL games last season, was signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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