Jimmy Huntington Signs With Bolts

With the calendar turning into March, this is the time for NHL teams to reach out to junior and college free agents to try and sign them. Now, entry-level contracts can now be signed that start next season, which is now happening with undrafted free agent Jimmy Huntington. The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed the…

Lightning Extend Palat

 Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally lock up one of their last priorities by giving Ondrej Palat a five-year deal worth $26.5MM, as vice president and general managaer Steve Yzerman announced.   The 26-year old winger skated in 75 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, posting 17 goals and 52 points.  In addition, he…

Lightning Re-Sign Johnson

 Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning made Tyler Johnson a richer man by giving him a seven-year deal worth $35MM that will keep him in Channelside, announced by vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman.   Johnson had a good year, as usual. He posted 45 points that comes out to 19 goals and 26 assists. In…

Lightning And Rangers Make Moves

  Today, both the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers made key moves to each retain a key role player on their roster. Those two players are Jake Dotchin (Lightning) and Jesper Fast (Rangers). First, the Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed bruising defender Jake Dotchin to a two-year deal worth a fair $1.6MM deal. He…

Lightning Retain Budaj

Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning retained the services of backup goalie Peter Budaj by giving him a two-year deal worth $2.05MM, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN. McKenzie notes that the deal will become official on Thursday.  Furthermore, the Lightning have one of the better goalie duos in Vasy and Budaj. Actually, Budaj is one…

Lightning Bolster The Blue Line

 Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning improved their blue line by acquiring one of the best prospect defenders in all of hockey. The Lightning acquired Mikhail Sergachev, who was selected back in 2016 as the 9th overall pick for Jonathan Drouin, which was announced by the Montreal Canadiens.  The Bolts moved Drouin due to the expansion…

Lightning Add Mark Streit

 ´╗┐Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning decided to officially part ways with Valtteri Filppula and two draft picks for Mark Streit of the Philadelphia Flyers, which the trade was announced by the Flyers.  This deal helps the Lightning clear cap, as next season they have to extend notable players like Tyler Johnson, Jonathan Drouin, and Ondrej…

Lightning Drop Pre-Season Opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 3-2 last night against the Carolina Hurricanes. This was just the first game and most of the players for the Lightning either had the night off or they were representing their country or continent in the World Cup of Hockey, but the Hurricanes were missing a few key regulars. Now,…

Stamkos Stays In Tampa!

    Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed their captain, Steven Stamkos. Stamkos will receive a fair deal, as winning will make up for less money being dished out to him, plus he is not a great defender, and lastly, he does not show up for the playoffs, so he will get paid for his…

Lightning Select Brett Howden

  With the 27th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning select Brett Howden, who is a center that played in the WHL with the Moose Jaw Warriors. You will not see this kid for another two or three years, which is okay, as the Lightning love to groom their prospects….

The Tampa Bay Lightning Retain Three Players

  Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning make their first moves of the off-season by keeping three familiar faces in town. Those three players are J.T. Brown, Cedric Paquette, and Luke Witkowski. Brown and Paquette receive the same deal, which are both two-year, one-way deals, and Witkowski’s deal is a one-year, but two-way deal. Vice president…

NHL Mock Draft: First and Last Edition

This is my first and only mock draft for the NHL. This year will be more fun, as after Auston Matthews goes to the Maple Leafs, the draft will be  a mystery at pick number two, which is where the draft will officially start. My favorite player in this draft is between Alexander Nylander and…