Tampa Bay Lightning

Depth is an important aspect of any team. While there are a few kinds of depth player, the types that have the biggest effect on a team are game time depth and franchise depth. Game time depth refers to those players in the bottom six or on the third defensive pairing that can help take pressure
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Tyler Johnson have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension worth $35 million, the team announced Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $5 million annually and will keep Johnson locked up until he’s 33 years old. Johnson has been a mainstay in the Lightning’s lineup
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Heading into the 2016-17 season, it looked like the Tampa Bay Lightning had assembled the best stable of defensemen for the franchise in the last decade. The team that had struggled defensively for years had a mixture of youth, veteran experience, and high-end talent highlighted by a blooming Victor Hedman who was signed to a
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There’s no such thing as a sure pick at the NHL draft. No matter the caliber of the prospect, anything can happen from draft night throughout the player’s career. Injury or poor developmental channels can stop even the best prospects from reaching their potential. There is an expectation that first-round picks will work out for
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Steve Yzerman versus George McPhee is the conference room battle of NHL general managers that hockey fans deserve. Tampa Bay is up next our rundown of players fans of the Vegas Golden Knights should be familiar with. The dealings with the Lightning should be fun to watch. Jon Cooper’s club is just two years removed
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