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Salary Cap Ramblings And Musings about Ryan McDonagh, Mikhail Sergachev, and RFA Contracts

Just another in a long line of rambling thoughts.

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2022 NHL Draft Profile: Owen Pickering

A big, mobile defenseman? Yup, the Lightning could use one of those.

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Julien BriseBois Ryan McDonagh Trade Media Call Transcription

The Lightning general manager has nothing but praise for an "awesome human being".

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Tampa Bay Lightning trade Ryan McDonagh, creating more cap space than you can imagine

Thank you for everything, Ryan!

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Lightning Round: Trade discussions are heating up

and addressing that McDonagh story

2022 NHL Draft Profile: Nathan Gaucher

The "safe" pick of this year’s draft

Lightning Round: Mike Grier to be announced as San Jose Sharks General Manager

Grier breaks barrier as the league’s first ever Black GM

Lightning Round: McDonagh trade sets up moves for this year and next

The Lightning could have kept their veteran defender, but it would have made things really tough next summer.

Lightning Round: Alex Killorn reportedly is another trade option for Tampa Bay

Another tough decision for the Bolts

Lightning Round: Tampa Bay started their offseason with extending Nick Paul

Amir Miftakhov was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

NHL Mock Draft 2022 - Tampa Bay Lightning select Owen Beck with No. 31 pick

If there is a prospect in this year’s first round that screams future Lightning center, it’s Own Beck

Lightning Round: Tampa Bay reportedly open to trading Ryan McDonagh

Nothing is imminent, but Julien BriseBois is exploring his options

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Lightning Round: Derek Lalonde reportedly interviewed for vacant Red Wings head coaching position

Could Coach Cooper lose one of his trusted assistants?

A look back at the 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning

The expected, unexpected and final thoughts on the Lightning season

Lightning Round: Important dates on the NHL Calendar for the 2022 offseason

It’s time to start looking forward to the 2022-23 season

Julien BriseBois revealed the injuries that the Tampa Bay Lightning played through during the postseason

The list was long and distinguished

Three Lightning Players Move Up The Career Playoff Lists

Three future Hall of Famers putting themselves among the All-Time Greats.

Lightning Round: Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees announced (and how the Lightning helped)

No one in this year’s class donned the black and blue, but without the Lightning, they a few folks may not have made it

Lightning Round: Thank you, Tampa Bay Lightning

They were a couple of goals short this year, but they battled all the way.

It’s over. Lightning come up short as Avalanche raise the Stanley Cup

They battled to the end, but couldn’t find one more goal as they drop Game Six, 2-1

If any team can find a way, it’s these Lightning

The series hasn’t gone their way, but they’re still alive and that means there is a chance.

Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning Game 6: preview and Game Day Thread

We actually want the Cup to leave the building.

Lightning Round: One more must-win game for the Bolts

The Lightning are 4-0 in elimination games over the last three playoffs.

Lightning Round: The Bolts are still alive

The Lightning will look to force Game 7 at Amalie Arena on Sunday night

Quick Cap: Tampa Bay find a way in Game 5 must-win victory

The Bolts get to play one more home game this season

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Game Five Preview and Game Day Thread

It’s pretty simple from here

Lightning Round: Colorado has the lead, but the Lightning have a Vasilevskiy

They’re never out of anything when he’s between the pipes.

Lightning Round: Now is not the time to doubt this team

They’ve come out fighting every time their backs have been against the wall

Quick Cap: Lightning lose critical Game 4 in overtime

Hard to understate the hole the Bolts are in right now

Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4 preview and Game Day Thread

Time to duplicate the performance from Game Three

Lightning Round: It’s a major award!

With no hockey the NHL handed out some awards for the season

Injury update on Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov

Coach Cooper updated the media on the status of the Lightning stars

In their own words: Jon Cooper’s post-game press conference

He spoke to the media about Nikita Kucherov, the growth of Hedman and Stamkos, replay, and why Joe Smith is in the back row.

Morning After Thoughts: Embrace the Champion level response, but there’s still a long road ahead

Do it again in Game 4, Bolts.

Lightning Round: Don’t count the Bolts out just yet

This final just got interesting