July 4, 2012

NHL Signing: Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Matt Carle To Six-Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed Matt Carle to a six-year contract Wednesday night, general manager Steve Yzerman announced via the team’s Twitter account. The signing came less than 12 hours after Suter and forward Zach Parise, the two big names on this summer’s NHL free-agent market, both signed with Minnesota. Multiple media reports say the deal is worth a total of $33.5 […]

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June 29, 2012

NHL Signing: Colorado Avalanche Sign Steve Downie To Two-Year Contract Extension

The Colorado Avalanche announced the re-signing of winger Steve Downie today. A source said the two-year deal is worth $5.3 million in total. Downie ended the 2011-2012 campaign with 14 goals and 27 assits. Downie was traded to the Avalanche from the Tampa Bay Lightning last season for Kyle Quincey.

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June 23, 2012

NHL Trade: Boston Bruins Trade Rights To Benoit Pouliot To Tampa Bay For Michel Ouellet And A Pick

According to the Boston Bruins Twitter page the Bruins have acquired forward Michel Ouellet & a 5th round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (131th) from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the rights to Benoit Pouliot.

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June 23, 2012

2012 NHL Entry Draft First Round Results

Below are the results of the 2012 NHL Draft 1 Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov 2 Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Murray 3 Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk 4 New York Islanders Griffin Reinhart 5 Toronto Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly 6 Anaheim Ducks Hampus Lindholm 7 Minnesota Wild Mathew Dumba 8 Pittsburgh Penguins (from Carolina) Derrick Pouliot 9 Winnipeg Jets […]

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June 16, 2012

NHL Trade: Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire Anders Lindback From Nashville Predators

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired goalie Anders Lindback, as well as forward Kyle Wilson and a 2012 seventh-round draft pick, from the Nashville Predators on Friday. The 24-year-old Lindback played in 16 games (10 starts) this season for Nashville, going 5-8 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. The 6-foot-6 Lindback served as Pekka Rinne’s backup. “We are […]

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June 14, 2012

Quick Hits: Riku Helenius, Chris Kelly, Jim Slater, Boston Bruins

Quick Hits from around the league: The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed netminder Riku Helenius to a two-year contract. GM Steve Yzerman said the deal will officially be announced at some point today. According to a report, the first year of the deal is a two-way agreement and the second year carries a one-way pact that […]

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June 11, 2012

NHL Trade Rumor: Tampa Bay Lightning Best Fit For Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier may be the best goalie available this offseason, but the Los Angeles Kings will be asking for a decent amount for the young goalie. The Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson sees the Tampa Bay Lightning as a good landing spot  and the Lightning can offer one of their first-rounders (No. 10 or 19) and backup goalie Mathieu Garon. However, with the […]

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May 26, 2012

Dominik Hasek Looking To Return To The NHL?

Goaltender Dominik Hasek could have a hankering to return to the NHL next season. CBC’s Elliotte Friedman relays a recent conversation he had with a reputable Czech source in regards to the ageless wonder. “Zdenek Matejovsky of Czech station TV Nova showed me an article from newspaper “Daily Sports” indicating Dominik Hasek is in North America and wants a […]

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May 25, 2012

Montreal Canadiens Officially Hire Rick Dudley As Assistant General Manager

The Montreal Canadiens have hired Rick Dudley as their new assistant General Manager, the team announced Friday. Dudley, a former coach and player, was the director of player personnel with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past season. Dudley was General Manager of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010-11 before the team moved to Winnipeg, and the Jets chose Kevin Cheveldayoff as […]

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May 17, 2012

Quick Hits: Jordan Staal, Riku Helenius, Shane Doan

Quick Hits from around the NHL: The Pittsburgh Penguins still has the option of simply holding on to Jordan Staal. And as General Manager Ray Shero tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that’s not as far-fetched as some might think. “I’d like to do that, if possible,” he said. “We’re looking at hopefully getting extensions with Sidney Crosby and Staal.” The Tampa Tribune reports […]

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