Category Archives: Tampa Bay Lightning
The One Puck Short Podcast is jolted back in to life following a seismic week in the NHL during which P.K. Subban and Taylor Hall were traded while Steven Stamkos stayed in the sun.
We’re on the road again this week, which I’ll claim is a tribute to the Predators game seven road win in Anaheim…
The Conference quarter finals come up for discussion, as do the impending semifinals as the quest for the Cup continues, and there’s time for a quick ‘WTF’ regarding Jonathan Quick’s nomination for the Vezina trophy.
With news breaking that Jonathan Drouin wants out of Tampa Bay, as discussed on the latest One Puck Short Podcast, potential landing spots have been thrown around like like a featherweight in a sumo wrestling match.
Some seem more plausible than others, with Drouin’s apparent belief he should be in the NHL right now (rather than getting some ice time with Syracuse in the AHL) likely to make some General Managers wary of tabling a serious offer for the former 3rd overall pick.
It’s also worth noting that with one more year left on his rookie contract, and restricted free agency following its expiration in 2017, Tampa Bay hold most of the cards here, and General Manager Steve Yzerman can be patient with the market before pulling the trigger on any move.
But there are those who would benefit from the addition of a skilled 20-year old like Drouin, here One Puck Short looks at five possible landing spots for the Quebec native:
The One Puck Short Podcast enters 2016 with news that Jonathan Drouin has requested a trade away from Tampa Bay, leaving the Lightning in an interesting situation with superstar Steven Stamkos heading for unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Elsewhere, Arizona’s John Scott is heading to the All Star Game, Canada’s World Junior Championship takes an ugly twist and Connor Hellebuyck may be about to become the latest victim of awards voting stupidity.
The new NHL season is right around the corner, and the Atlantic Division has one bona fide contender, one team hoping to start over and six teams who could do great things….or nothing at all.
The puck drops on the 2015 Stanley Cup play-offs this Wednesday, with Eastern Conference teams looking to bring the Cup home after three years in the West.
A strong case for success can be made for several clubs, but many contenders have fallen at the first hurdle before.
‘As is tradition’, here are the 1PS picks for the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals:
Tampa Bay overcame injuries, and the loss of one of its most iconic players, last season to finish 3rd in the East and return to the play-offs after a two year absence.
With superstar sniper Steven Stamkos and netminder Ben Bishop healthy again, Jon Cooper’s side have every chance at building on that success this season.