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Lightning Power Play Live: A conversation with Luke Fox

Greg Linnelli speaks to Sportsnet's Luke Fox as the NHL offseason gets going

by Greg Linnelli / TampaBayLightning.com

Host Greg Linnelli gets the latest NHL News from Sportsnet's Luke Fox.

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Lightning sign goaltender Eddie Pasquale to one-year contract

The Toronto, Ontario native posted a 10-1-1 record and a 1.72 goals-against average while with the Crunch last season

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed goaltender Eddie Pasquale to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. 

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Burns: Why Andrei Vasilevskiy should win the Vezina Trophy

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns makes the case for Andrei Vasilevskiy as the NHL's top goaltender

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

In a little less than a week, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will join the rest of the National Hockey League award finalists in Las Vegas for the presentation of the 2018 NHL Awards.

Vasilevsky is in the running for the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's best goaltender during the regular season, in just his first full season as a starter in the League.

No Lightning goalie has ever won the Vezina, although a few Bolts have come close.

Ben Bishop was the runner up to Washington's Braden Holtby in 2015-16 and came in third place during his first full season with Tampa Bay in 2013-14.

Daren Puppa won 29 games in 1995-96 to finish third in the Vezina voting.

At just 23 years old, Vasilevskiy is the youngest of the three finalists for this season's Vezina - Nashville's Pekka Rinne is 35 and Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck is 25. Vasilevskiy will probably have plenty more opportunities to win the Vezina during his career.

But here's why we think Andrei Vasilevskiy should win the Vezina right now.

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Burns: Why Victor Hedman should win the Norris

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns makes the case for Victor Hedman as the NHL's best defenseman

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

In a little over a week, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will join the rest of the National Hockey League award finalists in Las Vegas for the presentation of the 2018 NHL Awards.

Hedman is in the running for the Norris Trophy, given to the League's best defenseman, for the second-straight season. In 2017, Hedman placed third in Norris voting behind winner Brent Burns of San Jose and second-place Erik Karlsson of Ottawa.

Hedman is attempting to become the first Tampa Bay Lightning player to win the award. Prior to Hedman's arrival, the closest a Bolt had come to winning the Norris was when Dan Boyle finished fourth in 2007.

But Hedman has a more-than-realistic chance to leave Las Vegas with the hardware.

Here's why we think Victor Hedman should win the Norris.

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Lightning sign forward Carter Verhaeghe to one-year contract

Verhaeghe, 22, played in 58 games with the Syracuse Crunch last season, posting 17 goals and 48 points

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Carter Verhaeghe to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. 

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An outdoor rink in Florida? A young Bolts fan has his wish granted

The Children's Dream Fund comes through for Weston Hermann

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Children's Dream Fund works tirelessly to fulfill the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illness throughout West Central Florida.

Weston Hermann, an 11 year old from Parrish, had a dream, however, that left even the miracle workers at the Children's Dream Fund stumped, wondering, "How are we ever going to make this wish happen?"

Weston wanted an outdoor hockey rink.

In Florida.

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Steven Stamkos, Lightning team up for day at Humane Society

Lightning captain presented check for $50,000 to Humane Society

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Stamkos at Humane Society

Stamkos presents check to Humane Society

Steven Stamkos and the Lightning presented a check to Humane Society of Tampa Bay

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As Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos presented a check for $50,000 to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a white with black spots Hound mix named Happy sat calmly on Stamkos' left arm, the athlete holding the pint-sized dog like a running back securing a football to the inside of his left bicep.

School children from the Humane Society's Camp Critter summer day camp surrounded the two during the presentation, the kids more interested in petting the dog than meeting the famous hockey player.

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Photo Gallery: Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Team photographer Scott Audette followed along as Steven Stamkos and Lightning employees presented a $50,000 check to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay

by Scott Audette / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Steven Stamkos and employees of the Tampa Bay Lightning presented the Human Society of Tampa Bay with a $50,000 check from the sale of the Bolts Better Halves pet calendar this past year on Thursday morning.

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Lightning re-sign defenseman Daniel Walcott to one-year contract

The defenseman recorded five goals and 16 points in 62 games for the Crunch last season

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Daniel Walcott to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. 

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Bolts hope to turn evaluations at NHL Scouting Combine into draft success

Tampa Bay got an in-depth look at Tony Cirelli at the combine in 2015 and later selected the forward with a third round pick

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The end of the 2014-15 hockey season was a whirlwind for Tony Cirelli.

The current Tampa Bay Lightning center had just completed his first season in the Ontario Hockey League with Oshawa and helped the Generals win the league championship.

In the Memorial Cup competition, Canada's most prestigious junior hockey tournament determining the Canadian Hockey League champion, Oshawa went undefeated in round robin play and advanced to play Kelowna in the final, where Cirelli scored the game-tying goal in the second period before netting the game-winner in overtime in Oshawa's 2-1 victory.

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