"They had lost seven in a row? I didn't know that. They didn't look like that against us."
Lightning have traded F James Wright and D Mike Vernace to Florida in exchange for d-men Mike Kostka and Evan Oberg.
We have reached an agreement with Fox Networks to continue carrying all Fox Networks (including FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes), Fox’s regional sports networks, Fox Broadcasting (FOX), the FOX local stations, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. We know the past ten days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually come together to ensure our viewers continue to enjoy Fox programming.
Just wanted to thank the Bolts Faithful who made the journey cross-state in order to hang with us on Saturday night. An exceptional bunch who are welcome anytime :)
Thank you for taking a chance on us!
Nick Kypreos of Canada's Rogers Sportsnet reporting Lightning's Ryan Malone will not face league discipline for head shot on Habs Campoli.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Lightning organization go out to the family and friends of those involved in the tragic plane crash today in Yaroslavl, Russia. Even though it was thousands of miles away, today's events touched the hearts of our management, coaching staff and players. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Yaroslavl community as well as the KHL.
"On a personal note, hockey lost a great individual today in my former teammate and colleague, Brad McCrimmon. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."
We won't be having our traditional summer open thread and link dump tonight. We may have it later on this week, but that's "to be determined". If you would like to converse this evening, feel free to leave comments here and turn this into an open thread. Otherwise, thank you for your readership, for your contributions, and for your time - as always. We really appreciate everything you guys bring to our site and our Tampa Bay Lightning fan community.
Wanted to update you on @sptimesforum renovations - the old seats are being recycled! Metal, plastic & cushions!
"All the respect in the world. I had many offers. They just couldn't be in that range. No need for me to handcuff the team"
Soon take Eric Brewer off #NHL UFA list July 1st. #TBLightning and the D man closing in on 4 year deal in ball park of 16M... Stamkos next?