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Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather ground through the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. Kucherov was that guy. The leading...
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Fixing Holes: Goaltenders on the Free Agent Market

Over the next week, I’ll be going through this summer’s free-agent market position by position. Today, we have goaltenders. The Oilers have operated with the goaltending tandem of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen for two seasons and both times they were good enough to get the team into the playoffs.
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Insider Hints Florida Panthers Potentially Interested in Patrik Laine

As per Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts article on Tuesday, “I’m curious to see if Florida asks about Patrik Laine. He and Aleksander Barkov have a good relationship.” Friedman adds that the Panthers are expected to be aggressive in pursuit of improvement and if they’re looking to add impact players this offseason, Laine could be a fit.

Wednesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Offseason Open Forum

Brayden Point scored for a fifth straight game, and Nikita Kucherov dished out three assists for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who evened its semifinal series against the New York Islanders with a 4-2 win at Amalie Arena. The Bolts have not lost consecutive games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since...
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Should the Blackhawks re-sign Vinnie Hinostroza?

When Vinnie Hinostroza was acquired from the Florida Panthers ahead of the NHL trade deadline in April, the Blackhawks expected him to be a contributor in some capacity. But they probably didn't expect him to play as well as he did. In 17 games with the Blackhawks, Hinostroza registered four...
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Flyers: How Likely is Shayne Gostisbehere to Seattle?

The 2021-2022 NHL expansion draft is approaching rapidly and there are a ton of questions for the Flyers heading into to this. The draft rules will be the same as when the Vegas Golden Knights came. The big four names that have been flying around for the Flyers have been Shayne Gostisbehere, Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

2020-21 Season Rewind: Owen Tippett

2020-21 season highlights from Florida Panthers forward Owen Tippett. Back in the NHL for the first time since appearing in seven games as an 18-year-old in 2017, the talented sniper managed to carve out a full-time spot for himself with the Panthers during the 2020-21 campaign while leading the club's rookies in goals (7), assists (11) and points (18).

Report: Rangers hire Gallant as head coach

The New York Rangers are hiring Gerard Gallant as their head coach, reports Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Gallant will replace David Quinn, who the Rangers fired in May. New York also interviewed former Arizona Coyotes bench boss Rick Tocchet, among others, for its vacancy. Gallant's deal is...

Thoughts following Gerard Gallant being named head coach

The Rangers and Gerard Gallant made it official yesterday, agreeing to terms that make Gallant the next head coach of the Rangers. This wasn’t really a surprise, as Gallant seemed to have the inside track since day one. He was interviewed almost immediately, and it seemed like the interviews with Rick Tocchet were just the Rangers being polite. This was always Gallant’s job to lose. As per usual, I have some thoughts on Gallant as the next Rangers coach.

Tuesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Offseason Open Forum

The Vegas Golden Knights got three goals from defensemen in its series-opening 4-1 victory over the upstart Montreal Canadiens at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist, and fellow blueliners Alec Martinez and Nick Holden also tallied for the Golden Knights, who have won five straight games since losing the first two in the Stanley Cup Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche. Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves to collect his 90th postseason win and Mattias Janmark notched his fourth playoff goal.

Lucas Wallmark leaves Florida Panthers (again), this time for Moscow

Lucas Wallmark and the Florida Panthers have parted ways — again. On Tuesday, CSKA Moscow of the KHL announced it had signed the center to a one-year deal. Former Panthers forward Maxim Mamim (2017-19) scored 15 goals with 35 points for CSKA last season. This is the second consecutive offseason...

New York Rangers to hire Gerard Gallant as new head coach, report says

The New York Rangers have made a splashy head coaching hire by bringing in Gerard Gallant, according to a report from the New York Post. Gallant has coached three different teams, most recently leading the Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018. He has a 270-216-4-51 career...
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Boys & Girls Clubs honored as Lightning Community Heroes

The Lightning honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast as the 34th Community Heroes of the season. TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast as the 34th Lightning Community Hero this season during the first period of today's Game 1 matchup against the New York Islanders. The Boys & Girls Clubs, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, presented by Jabil, will donate the money to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast.