When the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons, most of the credit went to clutch performances from Andrei Vasilevskiy and the stellar play of the forwards. There is no doubt that those aspects of the teams were crucial to crowning the Lightning as champions. The defense was pretty great too, though.
It’s not often that you find a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning making controversial public statements. As a rule, the Lightning have been guarded when it comes to doing things that draw unwanted attention. But recently, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev made comments about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ victory over the Lightning in last season’s playoffs.
Steve Yzerman shocked the hockey world when he stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Sep. 2018. He was the GM and vice president of the Lightning since 2010 and had been one of the most successful GMs in recent memory. Explore everything hockey with THW’s Hockeypedia pages. For many of
Flyers-Blackhawks talk on DeBrincat may not have gotten serious Pierre LeBrun: Don’t believe the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers have held any serious talks about forward Alex DeBrincat. Things can obviously change, but likely more tire-kicking than serious discussions. NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thought podcast: “What I think happened is that CHI asked
The Montreal Canadiens have iced one of the more veteran defensive groups in the NHL in recent years. The top defencemen of this year and last have been all over the age of 30, including Shea Weber (36yrs), Jeff Petry (34yrs), David Savard (31yrs), and Ben Chiarot (30yrs). It is time to start building around
The NHL Draft can be a bit of a crapshoot. Even the best prognosticators of talent make mistakes from time to time. Teams spend months scouting the best young players in the world, gathering as much information as they can so that when they’re on the clock, they can make the pick they believe can
Welcome to a brand new series here at The Hockey Writers called “Road to the Draft.” In this series, our draft contributors will count down from 32nd overall all the way to 1st overall and revisit each player taken with that pick between 2010 and 2021. Now that the 2021 NHL Draft is in the
Montreal Canadiens fans can rest easy now that Carey Price—the face of the franchise—was passed over by the Seattle Kraken in Wednesday’s expansion draft. This is not wholly a good thing. The Kraken plucking Cale Fleury finds the Canadiens, yet again, without a defensive prospect who was on the cusp of breaking into the NHL.
At the start of the 2010s, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a franchise mired with poor asset management. In recent years, a series of trades that were meant to shed veteran players for younger prospects backfired, leaving the team with a weak prospect pool and a lack of on-the-ice talent. Since the start of the
The Stanley Cup is considered the hardest trophy to win in professional sports and even harder to win in back-to-back seasons. Since the salary cap was instituted ahead of the 2005-06 season, only one team has repeated as champions: the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Only three teams have pulled off the feat in
The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed restricted free-agent (RFA) Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year, $14.4 million deal carrying a cap-hit of $4.8 million per season. Since he was acquired by the Lightning back in the 2017 offseason in a deal with the Montreal Canadians, the Nizhnekamsk, Russia native has established himself as one of the
As the Tampa Bay Lightning know all too well, there are few certainties in the world of hockey. You can step on the ice with one of the best teams in league history and lose, or win it all with a group that finished second place in their division. Normally this uncertainty stays on the
It was perhaps the quietest week the New Jersey Devils have had since the draft on Oct. 6 and free agency on Oct. 9. There were no trades, no free-agent signings, and not much in the way of rumors either. But there are some things to catch up on, and they still had plenty of
Just five years ago, Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Mikhail Sergachev arrived in Windsor, ON to play for the OHL’s Spitfires with plenty of promise and potential. In the blink of an eye, he went from a hopeful prospect to a certified winner, adding a 2020 Stanley Cup Championship to an already impressive resume. For most
Heading into free agency, many fanbases were rightfully envious of the Tampa Bay Lightning, as they won the 2020 Stanley Cup after years of being a contender but coming up short. Being able to finally reach that ultimate goal is something few franchises will ever experience, so as a Lightning fan, you can’t look for
Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19 Edmonton Oilers: Statement from the team on Connor McDavid “Earlier today, Oilers captain Connor McDavid underwent medical testing that revealed a positive result for the COVID-19 virus. Since that time, he has been in voluntary self-quarantine at his home. He will continue to be monitored and will follow all
The Stanley Cup is over, and we’re now entering the heart of rumor season. And let me tell you, the rumors are flying out there. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the New Jersey Devils’ potential interest in goaltender Yaroslav Askarov, a possible trade for Mikhail Sergachev, and some prospects news. Let’s dive into
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Columbus Blue Jackets’ coach John Tortorella is not happy with his team and explains why. In Pittsburgh, there are questions about who stars in goal and the GM has an opinion that might not match the coach. Who will the Tampa Bay Lightning be forced to trade and finally, who