Free Agency Notes: Hague, Marchment, Kulak

Free Agency Notes: Hague, Marchment, Kulak

We haven’t heard a whole lot of offer sheet talk yet this offseason, but there is one young defenseman who could come into play. The Athletic’s Jesse Granger notes that he believes Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nicholas Hague is “a real possibility” as an offer sheet candidate from general managers league-wide. Hague is an important … Read more

Latest on Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk

Latest on Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk

There’s a significant sense around the league that teams are rushing to get their salary cap situations cleared up before the start of free agency next week. Moves like the Tampa Bay Lightning trading Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators for spare change and the Minnesota Wild moving early on a Kevin Fiala deal are … Read more

Makar gets love from Orr after winning 2022 Norris, Conn Smythe Trophies

Makar gets love from Orr after winning 2022 Norris, Conn Smythe Trophies

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Maroon more disappointed for Lightning teammates than own lost Cup chance

Maroon more disappointed for Lightning teammates than own lost Cup chance

TAMPA– Pat Maroon came up short in his attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth straight season. But after the Tampa Bay Lightning lost 2-1 to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, he was thinking more about the heartbreak some of his teammates, including Corey Perrywere … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA — As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Hold Makar could never even have imagined. Not only … Read more

Sergachev stepping up for Lightning at perfect time in Cup Final

Sergachev stepping up for Lightning at perfect time in Cup Final

DENVER– Mikhail Sergachev was not intimidated. Not by the elite speed of Nathan MacKinnon. Not by the capacity crowd at Ball Arena, which was at its leather-lunged best. And not by the fact that his Tampa Bay Lightning, trailing 3-1 in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final, would have been eliminated with a Game 5 loss … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson has unusual hockey roots for a celebrity NHL fan. Before he was an Emmy Award-winning sketch comedian on “Saturday Night Live,” he was a Mighty Duck. Thompson, who is hosting the NHL Awards for the second time on Tuesday night at 7 ET in Tampa, Florida, played Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty … Read more

Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

The back-to-back Stanley Cup champions had been overwhelmed in a 7-0 loss in Game 2 at Ball Arena in Denver on Saturday, and they were down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. “That showing last game didn’t sit well with anyone in that locker room,” forward Anthony Cirelli said. “We knew we had to come out … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final storylines include Lightning three-peat bid

2022 Stanley Cup Final storylines include Lightning three-peat bid

Two of the three finalists for the Norris Trophy. Key players who could return from injury. Coaches trying to make history. There are storylines aplenty for the Stanley Cup Final, which begins Wednesday with Game 1 of the best-of-7 series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena (8 pm ET; ESPN+, … Read more