It’s been six days since the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. For me personally it’s still hard to process this information: it feels like just some moment ago we’ve all been sitting at home during the quarantine and waiting for the season restart, but now it’s already over and we have to wait an uncertain time for the next season’s opening. These two months have passed very quickly, and the best thing is that we’ve finally watched Steven Stamkos lifting the Cup over his head.
The Lightning beat reporter Bryan Burns recapitulated the day he spent with the team starting with jumping on an Alex Killorn’s boat during the boat parade in the Hillsborough River and ending with scenes of celebration at the Raymond James Stadium
What was it like to ride with Alex Killorn, Mathieu Joseph, Tyler Johnson and Anthony Cirelli during the championship boat parade?— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) October 3, 2020
Let me describe it for you, running-diary style. #Bolts #StanleyCupChampions https://t.co/ImBdqj6TK6
A Sunday morning is probably a best time to remember this one in the lifetime event
10:13 - The event is over, but the fans aren’t ready to leave. A number of them have made their way to the barricade set up outside the end zone concourse area and are chanting “Let’s go Lightning,” while banging away on their rally drums. Pat Maroon runs over with beers in his arms, handing some out to the fans, spraying others with an open beer and pouring a full one down the throat of a couple lucky fans.
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6:29 - We discover our boat has a bathroom, which is the most clutch find of the evening. It’s tucked under the captain’s steering console and is only about four feet tall once inside, though, so you have to decide if you’re going to get on your knees and pee and risk getting unidentified liquids on your pants or squat as low as you can while still remaining standing. I opt for the latter and somehow manage to keep myself from falling over. Nobody can find the flush button, however, so by the time we disembark, the toilet is nearly overflowing.
Brought home some new hardware. pic.twitter.com/jSzxWCgko7— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 3, 2020
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Yesterday was a big day for goaltender signings. First Tristan Jarry signed an extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He agreed to a three-year deal, worth $3.5 million annualy.
The Penguins have re-signed goaltender Tristan Jarry to a three-year contract.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 3, 2020
The contract will run through the 2022.23 season and carry an average annual value of $3.5 million.
Full details: https://t.co/MEtTQ0aOu0 pic.twitter.com/7heuD75OPR
The Vegas Golden Knights re-signed Robin Lehner to a five-year, $5 million deal
After the announcement a Swedish goaltender shared a message to the Golden Knights fans.
Can’t put in to words how happy me and my family are to finally find a home. Especially in a fantastic place like las Vegas with this great team and organization. It’s been a long road to get here for me and I could not be any happier. Life is at times not easy and— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) October 3, 2020
At the same time Tristan Jarry threw a light on what could be a potential opening day for training camps. According to this information, the league is probably planning to start a new season on early January, as it was mentioned before.
Tristan Jarry indicated he and his teammates have been told to prepare for training camp to start on Nov. 15.— Seth Rorabaugh (@SethRorabaugh) October 3, 2020
The Arizona Coyotes placed forward Michael Grabner on waivers for purpose of buyout the last year of his contract. Grabner has a contract with cap hit of $3.35 million and the buyout will cost the Yotes around $2.5 million.
The Arizona #Coyotes have placed F Michael Grabner on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) October 3, 2020
Buyout cap hit is as follows:
The buyout has a smaller cap hit in 2020-21 because the salary was back-loadedhttps://t.co/PqBP4sNMgM pic.twitter.com/mABioyQjYK
Taylor Hall apparently could sign a 1-2 year deal
An interesting note from Chris Johnston on Taylor Hall:— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) October 4, 2020
"I think he's going to be very open to any kind of deal ..."It's not saying, 'You have to be a 6, 7-year contract.' I think he'll entertain 1, 2-year deals."
Former Lightning defenceman Radko Gudas is expected to test the open market. He spent the previous season with the Washington Capitals, recording 15 points in 63 games
Pending a change in talks with Washington over the next few days, D Radko Gudas is expected to hit the open market on Oct. 9.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) October 3, 2020
According to Elliotte Friedman, the Carolina Hurricanes offered Andrei Svechnikov a 8x$7.5M, however the Russian forward would probably prefer to take a bridge deal with an opportunity to get a bigger contract when it expires. The Canes reportedly are also in the race for Patrik Laine.
Elliotte Friedman, 31 Thoughts: “Hurricanes offered Andrei Svechnikov 8x$7.5M. He’s gonna bet on himself, thinks he can do better. Hearing it’ll be a short-term bridge deal and they’ll go from there. #LetsGoCanes are in on Patrik Laine, don’t know it’s a deal #GoJetsGo want to do— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) October 2, 2020
Former Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin shared his insights on a prospect Yaroslav Askarov. According to many draft rankings, Askarov is expected to be selected at number 10-15 at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.