With their first pick of the second round, Lightning brass selected another defenseman (not altogether surprising given defense is the position the organization came into the draft very thin at), one who it should be noted is a coveted right-handed shot: D Dylan Blujus… Read More

With their second pick of the first round, the Lightning brain-trust followed their surprise pick of Slater Koekkoek with another (somewhat) surprising–given the recent signing of Riku Helenius and trade for Anders Lindback–selection: G Andrei Vasilevski With Greg Hall, Dan Kowalski and Joe Zammataro still here, here’s our thoughts: Mike “Tampa is officially deep at… Read More

After weeks of anticipation and rampant speculation about how GM Steve Yzerman and his staff–adamant heading into tonight they were¬†committed to¬†taking the best player possible–would decide to use the Lightning’s first pick in the 2012 Draft, the discussion now shifts. Meet the newest addition to the Lightning’s stable of promising young prospects: D Slater Koekkoek… Read More

With the off-season in full-swing, rampant with rumors and the excitement and expectations that always surround approaching drafts, it’s no wonder that Lightning GM Steve Yzerman’s move to shore up the goaltender position for next season, trading for Anders Lindback last Friday, received a lot of attention. Much of this attention was mixed but fairly… Read More

Reports that Detroit’s long-time defensive anchor, Niklas Lidstrom, was set to retire began a whirlwind of nostalgic tweets and articles that only intensified after Lidstrom held court yesterday to officially announce his career was, in fact, at an end. Although it’s hard to imagine a soul in hockeydom personally happy to see this day come,… Read More