The players who comprise the league agreed completely with the writers who nominated Stamkos, Evgeni Malkin, and Henrik Lundqvist for the Hart. The same three men are up for the Lindsay.
Both trophies will be handed out at the NHL awards on June 20th in Las Vegas.
-It was announced last Thursday that Lightning owner Jeff Vinik is privately funding a brand new video board for the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The state of the art jumbotron is valued at $5 million and will be the largest center hung high definition board in any U.S. or Canadian arena.
The two side displays are so large that they will stretch from blueline to blueline. There will be two large screens at the ends as well so fans in all areas of the arena are guaranteed a great view.
- Lightning forward Nate Thompson scored a goal in Team USA’s 5-3 victory over Canada in the World Championships on Saturday. It was only the second win over the Canadians in 18 games since 1985. Our condolences to Teddy Purcell on Team Canada, but this one feels damn good!