The Lightning have some momentum coming into 2017. Their opponent tonight? A little less so. [The Associated Press]
Adam Erne, the Bolts’ latest call-up from Syracuse, answered the phone call from GM Steve Yzerman with a “hey, what’s up?” [Tampa Bay Times]
Watch the 10 plays of the month for December.
Former Lightning prospect Anthony DeAngelo, his pattern of misbehavior and how that speaks to hockey culture. [The Bloggers Tribune]
Ken Hitchcock’s hat already has its own Twitter account after its Winter Classic debut. He turned down a sombrero for it. [Yahoo Sports]
Bobby Hull representing the Blackhawks at the Winter Classic was an embarrassment. [Second City Hockey]
Blues fanboy Jon Hamm pointing out to Jeremy Roenick that the guy has not won a Stanley Cup is a thing of beauty.
It’s too early to make the call on the Weber-Subban trade as the two teams meet for the first time since the blockbuster trade. Unfortunately, Subban remains out with an injury. [CBC Sports]
The Sharks have placed Marc-Edward Vlasic on injured reserve. [Fear the Fin]
Antonie Roussel is making a strong case to have the Stars protect him in the expansion draft. [Defending the Big D]
With Lightning prospect Connor Ingram in net, Team Canada and their crew of five Lightning prospects defeated the Czech Republic. They play Sweden in the semifinals. [SBNation]
Team USA, meanwhile, survived against Switzerland and will face Russia. [NHL.com]
Him or Me with Bolts prospect Mitchell Stephens and Team Canada captain Dylan Strome.