4-9-2017 Chris Stewart interviewed in paper
Chris Stewart was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Calgary Flames to Tampa Bay Lightning. They are a class organization and I hold nothing against them. They did what they had to do, he shrugged as he packed his gear.

4-9-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Marco Scandella, Cédric Paquette, Yanni Gourde and TB's round 2 pick in 2018 to Calgary Flames for Travis Hamonic, Sam Bennett, Chris Stewart and CGY's round 4 pick in 2019

4-9-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Alex Killorn, Callan Foote and Erik Cernak to Buffalo Sabres for Marco Scandella and Marcus Davidsson

A native of Canada, Marco Scandella was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 373 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 62 assists along with 148 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Alex Killorn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 353 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 102 assists along with 223 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


4-9-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Steven Stamkos to Pittsburgh Penguins for Evgeni Malkin

A native of Russia, Evgeni Malkin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 706 NHL games during his career, notching 328 goals and adding 504 assists along with 726 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Steven Stamkos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 586 NHL games during his career, notching 321 goals and adding 261 assists along with 368 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


4-9-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded J.T. Miller, Dan Girardi and Taylor Raddysh to Columbus Blue Jackets for Cam Atkinson, Emil Bemström and CBS's round 4 pick in 2018

A native of USA, Cam Atkinson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 6th round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 382 NHL games during his career, notching 121 goals and adding 106 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of USA, J.T. Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 278 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 73 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Canada, Dan Girardi, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 184 assists along with 275 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Taylor Raddysh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2016 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


2-9-2017 Steven Stamkos frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Steven Stamkos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 586 NHL games during his career, notching 321 goals and adding 261 assists along with 368 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


2-9-2017 Chris Kunitz frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Chris Kunitz feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Chris Kunitz, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 884 NHL games during his career, notching 250 goals and adding 330 assists along with 688 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


2-9-2017 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-8-2017 Nikita Kucherov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Kucherov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 285 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 126 assists along with 119 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Gabriel Dumont and TB's round 1 pick in 2018 to Ottawa Senators for OTT's round 1 pick in 2018

30-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded OTT's round 1 pick in 2018 to Ottawa Senators for TB's round 1 pick in 2018

30-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded J.T. Brown and TB's round 1 pick in 2018 to Anaheim Ducks for ANA's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of USA, J.T. Brown, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 262 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 39 assists along with 168 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded ANA's round 1 pick in 2018 to Anaheim Ducks for TB's round 1 pick in 2018

30-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded TB's round 1 pick in 2018 to Ottawa Senators for Gabriel Dumont and OTT's round 1 pick in 2018

30-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded OTT's round 1 pick in 2018 to Ottawa Senators for TB's round 1 pick in 2018

29-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Michael Leighton and Tye McGinn to Arizona Coyotes for Louis Domingue

A native of Canada, Louis Domingue was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 5th round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 77 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 197 goals. The 25 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Canada, Michael Leighton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 111 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 298 goals. The 36 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Tye McGinn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 4th round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 8 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded TB's round 1 pick in 2018 to Edmonton Oilers for Edward Pasquale and EDM's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of Canada, Edward Pasquale was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 4th round of the 2009 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender is looking forward for the start of the season.


29-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded EDM's round 1 pick in 2018 to Edmonton Oilers for TB's round 1 pick in 2018

29-8-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hájek and Brett Howden to New York Rangers for Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller

A native of USA, Ryan McDonagh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 467 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 163 assists along with 201 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of USA, J.T. Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 278 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 73 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Russia, Vladislav Namestnikov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 46 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2017 Andrei Vasilevski uncertain about future
Andrei Vasilevski wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-6-2017 Braydon Coburn frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Braydon Coburn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 778 NHL games during his career, notching 43 goals and adding 147 assists along with 616 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-6-2017 Training camp preview
Tampa Bay Lightning will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Vipers:
- Victor Hedman D
- Steven Stamkos C
- Nikita Kucherov R
- Tyler Johnson C
- Ondrej Palat L
- Ryan Callahan R
- Andrei Vasilevski G
- Alex Killorn L
- Chris Kunitz L
- Anton Stralman D
- Brayden Point C
- Peter Budaj G
- Michael Leighton G
- Dan Girardi D
- J.T. Brown R
- Braydon Coburn D
- Vladislav Namestnikov C
- Cédric Paquette R
- Gabriel Dumont C
- Cory Conacher L
- Matthew Peca C
- Tye McGinn L
- Jamie McBain D
- Erik Condra R
- Michaël Bournival L
- Yanni Gourde L
- Andrej Sustr D
- Slater Koekkoek D
- Adam Erne L
- Jake Dotchin D
- Ben Thomas D
- Matthew Bodie D
- Mathieu Joseph R
- Mikhail Sergachev D
- Taylor Raddysh R
- Anthony Cirelli C
- Mitchell Stephens C
- Libor Hájek D
- Carter Verhaeghe C
- Brett Howden C
- Matthew Spencer D
- Daniel Walcott D
- Dominik Masin D
- Boris Katchouk L
- Dennis Yan L
- Erik Cernak D
- Alex Gallant L
- Alexander Volkov R
- Alexei Lipanov C
- Jonne Tammela R
- Oleg Sosunov D
- Connor Ingram G

Players reporting out of shape:
- Ryan Callahan R
- Anton Stralman D
- Dan Girardi D
- J.T. Brown R
- Cory Conacher L
- Erik Condra R
- Slater Koekkoek D
- Taylor Raddysh R
- Libor Hájek D
- Matthew Spencer D
- Boris Katchouk L
- Alexei Lipanov C
- Jonne Tammela R
- Oleg Sosunov D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Nikita Kucherov R
- Braydon Coburn D
- Vladislav Namestnikov C
- Adam Erne L
- Ben Thomas D
- Dominik Masin D


28-6-2017 Steve Ludzik praises Jack McBain
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Steve Ludzik has praised young center Jack McBain in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



25-6-2017 Taylor Raddysh returns
Tampa Bay Lightning were delighted to hear that Taylor Raddysh has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Libor Hájek returns
Tampa Bay Lightning were delighted to hear that Libor Hájek has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Brett Howden returns
Tampa Bay Lightning were delighted to hear that Brett Howden has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Boris Katchouk returns
Tampa Bay Lightning were delighted to hear that Boris Katchouk has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Alexei Lipanov returns
Tampa Bay Lightning were delighted to hear that Alexei Lipanov has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Oleg Sosunov returns
Tampa Bay Lightning were delighted to hear that Oleg Sosunov has returned to the team.

24-6-2017 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2017 Ondrej Palat frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Ondrej Palat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 307 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 144 assists along with 103 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


22-6-2017 Vladislav Namestnikov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Vladislav Namestnikov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 46 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


23-6-2017 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2017 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2017 Victor Hedman uncertain about future
Victor Hedman wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Steven Stamkos uncertain about future
Steven Stamkos wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Nikita Kucherov uncertain about future
Nikita Kucherov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Tyler Johnson uncertain about future
Tyler Johnson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Ondrej Palat uncertain about future
Ondrej Palat wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Ryan Callahan uncertain about future
Ryan Callahan wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Alex Killorn uncertain about future
Alex Killorn wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Chris Kunitz uncertain about future
Chris Kunitz wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Anton Stralman uncertain about future
Anton Stralman wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Peter Budaj uncertain about future
Peter Budaj wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Michael Leighton uncertain about future
Michael Leighton wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Dan Girardi uncertain about future
Dan Girardi wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 J.T. Brown uncertain about future
J.T. Brown wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Braydon Coburn uncertain about future
Braydon Coburn wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Vladislav Namestnikov uncertain about future
Vladislav Namestnikov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Cédric Paquette uncertain about future
Cédric Paquette wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Gabriel Dumont uncertain about future
Gabriel Dumont wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Cory Conacher uncertain about future
Cory Conacher wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Matthew Peca uncertain about future
Matthew Peca wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Tye McGinn uncertain about future
Tye McGinn wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jamie McBain uncertain about future
Jamie McBain wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Erik Condra uncertain about future
Erik Condra wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Michaël Bournival uncertain about future
Michaël Bournival wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Yanni Gourde uncertain about future
Yanni Gourde wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Andrej Sustr uncertain about future
Andrej Sustr wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Slater Koekkoek uncertain about future
Slater Koekkoek wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Carter Ashton uncertain about future
Carter Ashton wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Tanner Richard uncertain about future
Tanner Richard wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jake Dotchin uncertain about future
Jake Dotchin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Matthew Bodie uncertain about future
Matthew Bodie wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Daniel Walcott uncertain about future
Daniel Walcott wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Alex Gallant uncertain about future
Alex Gallant wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

Eastside Hockey Manager