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Lightning makes pitch to John Tavares

Lightning makes pitch to John Tavares

Times wiresLOS ANGELES – The Lightning made its pitch to potential free agent John Tavares and his agent in a meeting that lasted under two hours Wednesday, reports said.The Lightning's delegation was made up of general manager Steve Yzerman, c...
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Former figure skaters whip Lightning prospects into shape

Former figure skaters whip Lightning prospects into shape

BRANDON — On the first day of Lightning development camp, four groups of prospects rotate through 45-minute skill sessions on power skating, their coach going up and down the ice, forward and backward, showing them lessons in technique, balance...
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Alex Barre-Boulet hoping to impress at Lightning development camp

Alex Barre-Boulet hoping to impress at Lightning development camp

Last weekend's NHL draft isn't the only source of newcomers eager to prove themselves at the Lightning's development camp in Brandon this week.Alex Barré-Boulet, a 21-year-old forward who was signed to an entry-level contract as a free agent in ...
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Five players to watch at Lightning development camp

Five players to watch at Lightning development camp

The Lightning will have 27 prospects at the 2018 Development Camp at the Ice Sports Forum starting Wednesday in Brandon. Here are five players to watch for during the camp:Connor IngramIngram bounced around the AHL and ECHL during the 2017-2018 seaso...
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Marty St. Louis gets the call he deserves

Marty St. Louis gets the call he deserves

Marty St. Louis was at his home in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. It was a little before 3 p.m. when his phone rang.“When I saw the 416 area code, I knew,’’ St. Louis said. “Pretty cool. Amazing, actually.’’What...
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Lightning’s Martin St. Louis headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

Lightning’s Martin St. Louis headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

TAMPA — Martin St. Louis, the first Lightning player to have his jersey retired and a central part of the team's Stanley Cup championship in 2004, is now headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame."It's an honor," St. Louis said Tuesday in a conference ...
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With development camp, Lightning unveils $8-million facility upgrade

With development camp, Lightning unveils $8-million facility upgrade

This week's Lightning development camp for prospects is the team's first use of the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon since the completion of $8 million in facility upgrades, including new locker rooms and training area.Lightning owner Jeff Vinik funded $7...
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Lightning signs C J.T. Miller: 5 years, $26.25 million

Lightning signs C J.T. Miller: 5 years, $26.25 million

When the Lightning made a February trade as a playoff push, the initial focus was on defenseman Ryan McDonagh. The other player acquired from the Rangers that day, center J.T. Miller, made a strong impression in three months, strong enough that the L...
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Lightning signs F Ross Colton, 2016 4th-round pick, to two-way contract

Lightning signs F Ross Colton, 2016 4th-round pick, to two-way contract

On the day that prospects report to Brandon for Lightning developmental camp, Tampa Bay announced that it has signed its 2016 fourth-round pick, forward Ross Colton, to a two-year, two-way contract.Colton, 21, played the last two seasons at the Unive...
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Count the Lightning among the league’s power brokers

Count the Lightning among the league’s power brokers

This could be a big week for the Lightning.Tampa Bay is in the running for one of the best players in the game. Add him and the Lightning's chances of winning a Stanley Cup will go up exponentially. And its chances for next year are already pret...
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