Unpacking the Lightning’s Slow Free Agency

report this ad Prior to the start of 2019 NHL Free Agency on July 1, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois was busy. Rumors swirled around the franchise, connecting them to major free-agents like Erik Karlsson and Joe Pavelski. With the Lightning heading for an impending cap-crunch, though, a signing was seemingly impossible. Despite […]

NHL Rumors: Ehlers, Oilers, Lightning, More

report this ad In today’s rumor rundown, there is more on the Oilers GM interviews, there are questions surrounding a certain member of the Winnipeg Jets forward group, and there are some changes coming in Tampa Bay. Edmonton Oilers GM Search Continues It was reported yesterday that the Oilers were granting a second interview to […]

THW Podcast – Ep. 19 – NHL Playoffs: Leafs & Lightning Down in Four

On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we’re bringing Euegene Helfrick to talk the shocking Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games and Conner McTague to talk the Penguins getting swept by the New York Islanders.  How did two teams manage to perform so badly, especially the Lightning who […]

NHL News & Notes: Cooper, Ladd & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension, Andrew Ladd has suffered a torn ACL and is out for the remainder of the season and the Boston Bruins have signed Paul Carey to a two-year contract extension. Related: NHL News & Notes: Fabbro, Oettinger, Farabee […]

Lightning Weekly Flash: Scoring, Milestones & Goaltending

With the second half of the season in full swing, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still the team to beat. Despite losing a couple of games recently, they continue to maintain a double-digit lead in both the Atlantic Division and overall NHL standings. They’re also in the midst of a nine-game point streak, though some […]

Lightning & Rangers Make Perfect Trade Partners

For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be buyers at the trade deadline, looking to stock up before making a push for the Stanley Cup. On the other side of the coin, for the second straight season, the New York Rangers will be looking to sell as they rebuild their franchise with […]

NHL News & Notes: Kucherov, Smith, Perry & More

In today’s News & Notes, Nikita Kucherov and Zach Smith have both been fined for slashing, Corey Perry is set to make his season debut and a quick waiver-wire update. Related: NHL News & Notes: Juulsen, Brassard Trade & More Kucherov Fined for Slashing Kucherov was fined $5,000 for slashing New York Islanders’ defender Scott […]

A Decade of Lightning All-Star Snubs

When the roster of the NHL All-Star Game is revealed, as much is made about who wasn’t selected as who was. When you have to have a representative from every team in the league, a deserving player is always left by the wayside. With the decade coming to a close and the thought of All-Star snubs […]