Nuts & Bolts: Koekkoek To Have Surgery, Jacques Acquired, Ticket Giveaway

  – Lightning prospect Slater Koekkoek played just 2 games with the Windsor Spitfires before being shut down. Koekkoek lost time with the Peterborough Petes last season after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. After a trip to Tampa where he was examined by team doctors, it was determined a […]

Nuts & Bolts:Forum Recognized, Stamkos At Bauer Pro Camp

-With things winding down in the trade market you’d think the Lightning wouldn’t have much to report on. However the Lightning’s home was recently recognized. Pollstar magazine’s mid-year awards ranked the Tampa Bay Times Forum second in the United States based on the number of tickets sold for concerts, events and family shows at venues […]

Nuts & Bolts: Lecavalier’s Exit Interview, Norfolk Begins Playoffs

-Vinny Lecavalier, the captain himself, was pretty candid in his exit interview this year. It seems like even the players cane into the season with raised expectations based on their 2011 playoff success and their struggles were definitely a reality check. The good news is that he and his teammates are on a mission when […]

Nuts & Bolts: Boucher To Team Canada, Norfolk Admirals

-Tampa’s  head coach Guy Boucher can add another experience to his resume. With the Lightning out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, he has been named an assistant coach for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships. The tournament is set to begin in early May in Helsinki, Finland. Canada’s first game is set for May […]

Nuts & Bolts: J.T. Brown, Marty’s Idol, Thompson Bomb

-The biggest news on this off day is Steve Yzerman using his Jedi hockey powers to land a well known college star. The Lightning signed J.T. Brown to a 2 year entry level deal. Brown is known for his play at Minnesota-Duluth and has a lot of hockey pundits talking about what this means for […]

Nuts & Bolts: Radio Show, Shannon Out, Killorn Signed

- Lightning Hockey Night is set to to broadcast live from the McDonald’s located at 4443 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. Rick Peckham and Dave Andreychuk will host the show, but their special guest will be new Bolt blueliner Mike Commodore. Check out the Official Website for more info. -Even with the end of the […]

Nuts & Bolts: Marty’s Masterton Nod, New Goalie To Be Signed

-It was announced Sunday that the Tampa Bay chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated RW Marty St. Louis for this year’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The 30 chapters of the PHWA each submit a nominee for the award given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and […]

Nuts And Bolts: Purcell Gets Hot, Bergeron To Have Surgery, & More

- Teddy Purcell is more than taking advantage of his time on the top line. With captain Vincent Lecavalier out with a broken hand, Teddy has been playing with Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis more often than not. All three are showing up on the box score, but Purcell has really been flourishing. He’s […]

Nuts And Bolts: Conacher Signed, Flu Bug Rages On

- The Lightning announced today that they have signed forward Cory Conacher to a two year, two way contract. Cory is currently leading the Norfolk Admirals in goals, power play goals, power play points, points, and is second for assists. He is also second in the AHL for goals and tied for third in points. […]

Nuts And Bolts: Ohlund’s Major Surgery, Kubina’s Departure

- After being sidelined most of the season due to knee issues and surgeries on his knees, defenseman Mattias Ohlund is set to undergo a major procedure in what could be the last chance to save his playing career. The operation will take place in Ohio this Thursday. Ohlund, who has not skated since November […]

Nuts & Bolts: Hockey Weekend In America, Carter Ashton & Old Friends

- The returning Ryan Malone was the guest at the post game Lightning Radio Show at the Paradise Cove bar in section 106 last night. No real comment beyond that, I just wanted to show off my photo. – From my seat in 321, I have a good view into the press box. Mattias Ohlund […]

Nuts And Bolts: Malone’s Return, Moore Fined For Hit, Playoff Odds

- Someone new has taken up residence in the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the next few months. The Hobey Baker trophy is currently on display at Section 101. Stop by at the next home game and pay him a visit. Very cool getting to see such a storied award that close up. -Forward Ryan […]

Nuts And Bolts: All Star Game, Labrie, & Reassignments

- Tampa’s only representative at the 2012 All Star Game in Ottawa, Steven Stamkos, was selected in the 6th round of this evening’s All Star Draft. He’ll be suiting up in the white jersey for Team Alfredsson on Sunday evening. Stamkos is going to be keeping a blog of his weekend over at the Lightning’s […]

Nuts And Bolts: Bicycles, Radio Shows, & Bad Hair

- Nate Thompson apparently got the most awesome Christmas present ever this year. Last week he rode a brand new black beach cruiser to practice and through the locker room. Steven Stamkos even enjoyed taking it for a test drive. Dwayne Roloson does not understand kids these days. It’s a pretty sharp looking machine and […]

Nuts And Bolts: Hall Placed On IR, Killorn Nominated For Hobey Baker

- Tampa’s injury woes continue to grow with Steve Yzerman’s announcement that forward Adam Hall suffered a torn forearm muscle in his fight with Ottawa’s Matt Carkner.  The good news is that Adam won’t need surgery to repair the muscle, but he could be out up to 8 weeks. This is a huge blow as […]