Lightning and NHL Rumors

The saga resumes: Defenseman Paul Ranger signs with AHL Toronto Marlies

Paul Ranger went missing from teh Tampa Bay Lightning in October 2009, for personal reasons. It's been reported that Ranger is back in professional hockey now.

Are the Lightning set to announce a net gain?

With the NHL Draft approaching, the Lightning may have added depth to their goaltending stable.

Report says Helenius wants 2-year deal to return to Tampa Bay Lightning

Former 1st round draft pick Riku Helenius, coming off a strong season in Europe, has interest in playing in North America again.

So, about those goalies: Yzerman's tough decision

Steve Yzerman and the Lightning staff have a tough decision to make regarding the goaltender situation in Tampa Bay. This decision starts with their assessment of the talent currently in the system and gets complicated quickly.

Roberto Luongo's trade value is lower than what idle speculators would have you think

Trade speculation season is in full swing with so many NHL teams being idle. And with the speculation comes silliness.

Why Roberto Luongo wouldn't be a disaster for the Lightning

It might make hockey sense for the Tampa Bay Lightning to look very closely at Roberto Luongo.

About those Roberto Luongo rumors....

With a single benching, speculation about Roberto Luongo's future in Vancouver went into overdrive in the media and among idle fans.

Report: Lightning sign G Sebastien Caron from Europe

Reports have it that the Lightning have signed G Sebastien Caron for the remainder of the season.

Tampa Bay Lightning acquire Brian Lee from Ottawa Senators

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued to revamp their defens e corps on Monday by acquiring Brian Lee from teh Ottawa Senators.

RW prospect Carter Ashton traded to Toronto Maple Leafs for Keith Aulie

The Lightning have traded one of their prized forward prospects for massive Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Keith Aulie.


Tampa Bay Lightning trade for Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Commodore

With the Bolts hurting on the blue line, GM Steve yzerman brings in some depth in veteran Mike Commodore.

2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Final countdown and open thread

The 2012 NHL Trade Deadline arrives at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time. This is open discussion about deadline day dealings and what (if anything) the Tampa Bay Lightning will do today or going forward beyond the deadline.

From the inside out: My initial foray into the exciting world of NHL rumor mongering

NHL rumors fly fast and furious this time of year. A Raw Charge writer wants in on that action.

2012 Trade Deadline: Potential remaining Tampa Bay Lightning trade chips

With Monday's trade deadline looming, who else on the Tampa Bay Lightning roster could be moved? We speculate on some of the players.

Steve Downie traded by Tampa Bay Lightning to Colorado Avalanche

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded Steve Downie to the Colorado Avalanche for a player and a 1st round draft selection.

Pavel Kubina traded by Tampa Bay Lightning to Philadelphia Flyers

The Tampa Bay Lightning have parted ways with defenseman Pavel Kubina for two draft selections from the Philadelphia Flyers.

2012 NHL trade deadline talk: An offer for Kubina on the table?

Defenseman Pavel Kubina has yet to submit a list of teams he is willing to accept a trade to. That, reportedly, hasn't stopped at least one NHL team from making an offer.

Dominic Moore traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning to the San Jose Sharks

The Bolts 3rd line center has been acquired by the San Jose Sharks in an exchange between the two clubs.

2012 NHL trade deadline - What makes Pavel Kubina expendable?

Performance, contract status, and age are all contributing reasons Pavel Kubina is on the trading block. .We try to help fans understand it here.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina trade speculation stirs

Reports have the Tampa Bay Lightning exploring a trade of defenseman Pavel Kubina.

The Yzerman store: Buy, sell, trade

The Lightning's improved play of late will dictate if GM Steve Yzerman will buy or sell at the trade deadline.

Who should the Bolts sign this summer?: UFA D-men and goalies

Who should the Tampa Bay Lightning consider when free agency begins in the summer of 2012? Here are 3 defensemen and 3 goalie suggestions to get the discussion started.

For fans expecting a quick-fix, recent Lightning history won't repeat itself

The Lightning continue reeling and fans want change. Everything's wrong. And, yet, by standing pat, the Lightning are changing.

So, about those goalies: Dustin Tokarski edition

The Lightning might promote Norfolk Admirals goaltender Dustin Tokarski. That's, potentially, not the wisest of decisions.

2011 NHL free agency open thread

Raw Charge opens this fancy-fangled thread for you to use in discussing the beginning of the 2011 NHL free agency season.

In defense of panic: hey, it beats nothing

Is it time to panic over the Steven Stamkos contract situation? Of course it is!

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