Three Questions As Kucherov Contract Situation Lingers

It’s late August and Nikita Kucherov remains unsigned. The young Russian is hardly the only noteworthy RFA without a contract as training camp looms. Johnny Gaudreau, Hampus Lindholm, Jacob Trouba, Ryan Strome and TampaBay’s own Nikita Nesterov are among those who have also yet to sign. Say, grab a goalie and maybe Team RFA could […]

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World Cup of Hockey Jerseys: What Are Those?!?

The NHL hosted a media event for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey last week. Jersey designs had been released earlier this year but it was a first chance for many to get a look at how the seven team uniforms will look once the event gets underway. Our


Bolts Announce Training Camp and Fan Fest Dates

Today the Lightning announced the dates for training camp and Fan Fest. Here is the release from the team: The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Wednesday that it will open training camp on Thursday, September 22 at AMALIE Arena and host the team’s 2016 Fan Fest on Sunday, September 25, with doors to the general public […]


Woodward: Speculating On Team USA’s World Cup Lineup

With just a handful of weeks remaining on the calendar until the first puck drops at the inaugural World Cup of Hockey, players from all corners of the globe are ready to begin preparation for the tournament. On Sunday, September 2, those selected for the final rosters will be reporting to camp for two weeks […]

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 21:  Brenden Dillon #4 of the San Jose Sharks fights with Carl Gunnarsson #4 of the St. Louis Blues in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 21, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

OHL Pushes Fighting Closer To Extinction

Are you fisticuff fanatics paying attention? Fighting in the NHL is near extinction and another arrow through the heart of the bloody-knucklers was fired by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) on Friday. The league announced some rule changes for the 2016-17 season, including one that may put an end to dropping the gloves in the […]

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Rookie Tournament Set For September In Florida

The Lightning will participate in a four-team rookie tournament at the Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Florida from Saturday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 20. The event is free and open to the public. Here is the release from the team and the schedule; Also participating in the tournament will be the Florida Panthers, […]

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Boucher: Bolts on Summer Break 2

It’s easy to long for the chilly refuge of a hockey rink when it’s this hot and humid out but it isn’t October yet! The NHL’s offseason continues. With training camps set to begin next month the Lightning are making the most of their break. Here’s some of what they’ve been up to. Congratulations are […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  James Wisniewski #21 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 2, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wisniewski Signed To A PTO Contract

Bueliner James Wisniewski signed a professional tryout contract with the Lightning on Thursday and will attend training camp. Here is the release from the team: Wisniewski, 32, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee 47 seconds into his Carolina Hurricanes debut against the Nashville Predators on Oct. 8, 2015. He had surgery five […]

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2016 World Cup Of Hockey Rosters And TV Schedule

All World Cup of Hockey games will be televised on ESPN’s Networks.  Starting Saturday, September 17, with group play between Team USA and Team Europe on ESPN2 (3:30 p.m. ET). Team Czech Republic and Team Canada will face off in prime time that night on ESPNEWS at 8 p.m. All games will be televised live from […]

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Boucher: Why I Bought A Steven Stamkos Jersey

Jerseys are an important and expensive investment for hockey fans. Even if you’re lucky enough to get a season ticket holder discount there’s a good chance your jersey is the priciest part of your game day apparel. It gives fans the opportunity to sport the same colors as the guys on the team and lets […]

Bolt Quote

“We continue to communicate with his (Nikita Kcherov) representation nd we expect to have him under contract to start the season. … Every negotiation is different and some take longer than others. Sometimes they get done when they get done. You can’t force it.” – Bolts GM Steve Yzerman


Woodward: A Look Inside The Lightning Roster

Now nearly a full month removed from the July 1 opening of NHL free agency, the 2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning roster is far from set in stone. Trade rumors have been circulating for several weeks, largely centering around starting goaltender Ben Bishop, and a major offseason deal certainly remains on the table. Tampa Bay’s intentions […]


Bolts Ink Namestnikov To A Two Year Contract

Breakdown of Vladislav Namestnikov deal is $1.9 million in first year, $1.975 million second year. The only RFAs left are Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov. (Photos/@LightningShout and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.

Bolt Quote

“I would much rather sit on a bench in the NHL than play in (the) KHL.” – Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy