Heading into Thursday night’s game against the now 13-12-4 Detroit Red Wings, Toronto was on a five-game winning streak and had the second-best record in the NHL, chasing only the Atlantic Division leading Tampa Bay Lightning, All this without young star forward William Nylander; and, in fact, many games without super-talented, but injured Auston Matthews. […]The post Did Babcock Throw Nylander to the Wolves? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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Heading into the 2018-19 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning featured one of the deepest defensive corps in team history. With Norris Trophy winner Victor Hedman in his prime, along with a mixture of experienced veterans and young talent behind him, the unit was primed to become one of the Lightning’s biggest assets. For most of […]The post Lightning Defense Could Look Really Different Next Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

This season’s NHL Playoffs have been arguably the most unpredictable and exciting in a while, with an upset-filled first round that set the table for furious and hotly-contested final rounds. Several of the league’s top preseason contenders were bounced early. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning lost in a shocking sweep to the upstart Columbus […]The post Youngsters Making an Impact in the NHL Playoffs appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

You can make a solid argument that the previous month has been one of the worst in Tampa Bay Lightning history. After finishing off the 2018-19 season with 62 wins, the Lightning had what can be described as the week from hell. This included getting swept out of the 2019 playoffs without putting up much […]The post Despite Departures, Lightning Offseason Can Still be Bright appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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