Lightning and NHL Rumors
NHL Trade Deadline Primer: Atlantic Division rumor roundup
Sifting through the dirt to find tangible leads heading into the NHLs trade deadline.
The Lightning should either do nothing or go big at the trade deadline
Think Mark Stone. Think Matt Duchene. Think Artemi Panarin.
Florida Panthers reportedly interested in acquiring Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky
The Battle of Florida could get spicy next year
Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Rumors: Dreger says Bolts called about Wayne Simmonds and Micheal Ferland
Could the Bolts really be looking to add a forward?!?
Report: The Tampa Bay Lightning have contacted the Vancouver Canucks about trading for Chris Tanev
The Lightning are shopping for right handed defenders
Could the Tampa Bay Lightning deal Vladislav Namestnikov in a trade?
And do the Lightning have any untouchables on their roster?
TSN’s Travis Yost tweets: Tampa Bay Lightning in “massive” trade talks with Ottawa for Erik Karlsson
The NHL trade deadline rumor mill is working overtime.
Raw Charge Thinks About Thoughts: The Tampa Bay Lightning pre-trade deadline edition
The Lightning make a season-high three thoughts this week.
RawTable: Will the Tampa Bay Lightning chase Ryan McDonagh at the NHL trade deadline?
Are the Tampa Bay Lightning going to bargain for a New York Rangers left-shot D at trade deadline?
RawTable: The Erik Karlsson to Tampa Bay Lightning speculation keeps spinning out of control
We have some thoughts on it.
After a weekend of ogling Erik Karlsson, Tampa Bay Lightning fans need a cold shower
Let’s be real. We can’t make a long term relationship work.
Potential trade package for Erik Karlsson
So what could Steve Yzerman give up to get Karlsson? That's the question.
NHL trade rumor: Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk rumblings growing
There have been rumors of a Drouin trade for a while, and it’s picking up.
A vague comment from Kucherov's brother
Is this ominous foreshadowing at play, or simply a public negotiating ploy?
Two To Tango
Trading Ben Bishop seems like a foregone conclusion. However, General Manager Steve Yzerman needs a partner to dance with.
It's not a rush to move Bishop
Perhaps I'm drawing the wrong conclusion, but I think Gudlevskis new deal highlights how Tampa Bay isn't in a hurry to deal Ben Bishop.
Vasy extended, Bishop in question
While retaining the 21 year old was not a question, the future of goalie Ben Bishop becomes one.
Bob McKenzie: Stamkos staying in Tampa
Cancel the Stamkos Sweepstakes, he has decided to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning. #TSN— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2016
There is a storm a-foot in movement around the National Hockey League at the moment, and while a grander story of a meeting between Stefven Stamkos and the Toronto Maple Leafs played out earlier today. This has not been a confirmed story and no press release has been sent out from the Lightning but fodder for the moment (to go along with the Taylor Hall trade and P.K. Subban rumors) is -- we get to See Stamkos a bit longer.
Question on Carle
Just what is the course forward with defenseman Matt Carle? The Raw Charge staff chimes in with their thoughts.
Rick Bowness a candidate in Anaheim
Lightning assistant head coach Rick Bowness is being explored to take over the empty head coaching slot for the Anaheim Ducks.
Bob McKenzie's take on the leading candidate to land Jonathan Drouin
McKenzie: "I have no idea who the front-runner is right now" to land Jonathan Drouin." #TBLightning— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) February 25, 2016
There's missing context here of where this was said, but it should not be a surprise that McKenzie is in the dark with Drouin suitors and what GM Steve Yzerman favors.
I do recommend following Today's Slapshot's Chris Nichols on Twitter. While he pulls quotes off radio and from elsewhere form prominent media names, it isn't always clear where they were speaking at the time.
Sooner than later
GM Steve Yzerman would like to move the disgruntled young forward by the NHL trade deadline.
Elliotte Friedman does an AMA
The Bolts came up for obvious reasons but this little piece of chatter seemed notable.
The port's still open for a sailed ship
Moving forward is a priority but moving away isn't the only course with the Lightning and Jonathan Doruin.
Yzerman says "Cool Your Jets"
Maybe not in so many words, but Steve Yzerman has issued a press release regarding Steven Stamkos.
"Steven Stamkos Will Not Be Traded" -- Steve Yzerman
"As February 29th approaches, I am stating today that Steven Stamkos will not be traded before the NHL’s trade deadline. I have said repeatedly that it is our hope to reach an agreement with Steven...Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yze...
Garrison's down and out, now what?
Make a deal for depth or use what you have in the system?
Boost the blue line by way of Anaheim?
Anaheim Ducks could make for an intriguing trade partner for Steve Yzerman as he looks for defensive skill to bolster the blue line
A contract extension offer went to Stamkos
You've been waiting for news on this front for a while. Here it is.