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March 10, 2009

NHL Left Winger Gary Roberts announces his retirement



This news comes as no surprise. As Roberts said this would be his last season, even before his recent year-ending injury. Good luck in retirement Gary. ... [Full Story]

Rating: 1.9/ (85 votes cast)

March 5, 2009

Florida Panthers acquire Defenseman Steve Eminger from Tampa Bay



In return Florida sent D Noah Welch and a 3rd round pick. From Sports Network- The Florida Panthers did make a trade involving a defenseman on Wednesday, however, it didn't involve Jay Bouwmeester. Instead, they acquired defenseman Steve Eminger from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Noah Welch... [Full Story]

Rating: 3.5/ (2 votes cast)

February 23, 2009

NY Rangers fire coach Tom Renney, hire John Tortorella



This marks the sixth time this year an NHL team fired their man behind the bench. From ESPN- Tom Renney was fired as coach of the New York Rangers on Monday and replaced by John Tortorella in an attempt to save a season that has spiraled out of control. The... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

February 15, 2009

Washington Capitals Mark Green sets new record for defensemen



The old record stood for 25 years. From NHL.com columnist John Kreiser- Mike Green and the Washington Capitals both got what they came for. Green set an NHL record for defensemen by scoring a goal in his eighth consecutive game, and the Caps left the St. Pete Times Forum with... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

January 9, 2009

Florida Panthers and the Eastern NHL Conference at the half way mark



The Florida Panthers played their 41st game of the NHL season last night. A 4-2 win over division rival Carolina Panthers. Before I make some comments, here are the standings 1 Boston Bruins Games played- 41 Record- 30-7-4 Points- 64 2 Washington Capitals 41, 27-11-3, 57 3 Philadelphia Flyers 41,... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

December 19, 2008

Thrown hockey stick leads to Colorado Avalanche victory



The Tampa Bay Lightning keep finding ways to lose hockey games. Milan Hejduk was awarded the lone goal in a shootout when Tampa Bay goalie Mike Smith was penalized for throwing his stick as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Smith's stick came loose when he... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

December 12, 2008

FL Panthers win in Edmonton for the first time since 1996



Florida did this in spite of being out shot 41 to 16. The victory pushed the cats to above .500 for the season for the first time since game seven. The win may not have been pretty, but I'll take it. I stayed up to watch it on NHL Center... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

December 11, 2008

Continuing the plunge- TB Lightning lose to Buffalo 4-2



They have won one of their last fifteen games. From the Tampa Tribune- Even when handed a gift, the Lightning find a way to fumble with the bow. Tampa Bay was handed a pair of power plays on questionable calls late in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Buffalo, but came away... [Full Story]

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December 3, 2008

Tampa Bay Lightning lose 5th in a row



Is it too early to start a Rick Tocchet gets fired watch? From AP- Richards netted two goals, including the winner on a power play 2:05 into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to their fifth straight loss with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night. ***** The... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

November 24, 2008

Dainus Zubrus scores 4 goals as NJ routs Tampa 7-3



Before yesterday's game the Devil forward had two goals for the entire 2008-09 season. From AP- Dainius Zubrus had one of the best offensive games in New Jersey Devils history. Zubrus tied a team record with four goals to help New Jersey win its season-high fourth straight game, 7-3 over... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

November 21, 2008

Florida Panthers- A blah effort



That best describes the cats game against New Jersey last night. Florida out shot 24-19 but lost 3-1. Simple problem with the game- Florida let New Jersey control it. Some players looked like they were barely putting in an effort. Sun Sentinel hockey blogger wrote- He hasn't been able to... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

November 19, 2008

Holding on for dear life- Florida Panthers defeat Tampa 4-3



Nothing comes easy for the cats. The Florida Panthers are finding ways to win. The same can't be said for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bryan McCabe scored twice in regulation and Nathan Horton had the lone goal in a shootout for the Panthers, who beat Tampa Bay 4-3 on Tuesday... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

November 14, 2008

Tampa Bay Lightning fire Coach Barry Melrose



Just 16 games into the 2008-09 season, Melrose becomes the second head coaching casualty. The Tampa Bay Lightning fired Barry Melrose after just 16 games in his return behind the bench, and associate coach Rick Tocchet will take over as interim head coach. The Lightning, who made several key offseason... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

November 13, 2008

How did anyone think Tampa Bay could be a Stanley Cup contender this year?



The Florida Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, 4-0. That puts the cats at 6-8-1 for the season. Next up for Florida is the defending Stanley Cup Champs, The Detroit Red Wings, at home on Friday night. Craig Anderson, who because of his strong performance against Anaheim, was... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

June 3, 2008

Tampa Bay Lightning fire Coach John Tortorella



This news had been rumored for months at least. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - John Tortorella was fired Tuesday as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, four years after leading the team to its only Stanley Cup championship. He had one season remaining on his contract. The Lightning were 239-222-36-38 and... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

January 30, 2008

Post NHL All-Star game playoff assessment- Eastern Conference



From top to bottom, the standings Ottawa Senators 51 32-15-4-68 Montréal Canadiens 50-27-15-8-62 Philadelphia Flyers 49-28-16-5-61 Pittsburgh Penguins 50 28-18-4-60 New Jersey Devils 50-28-19-3-59 Boston Bruins 50-26-19-5-57 New York Islanders 51-24-21-6-54 New York Rangers 52-24-22-6- 54 Carolina Hurricanes 53-25-24-4-54 Washington Capitals 51-23-23-5-51 Atlanta Thrashers 52-23-25-4-50 Buffalo Sabres 49-22-21-6-50 Florida Panthers... [Full Story]

Rating: 4/ (2 votes cast)

January 28, 2008

NHL Players complain about European games



This season's opener was played in London. On Saturday, the NHL announced its intention to play two games in Europe to open the 2008-09 season. From AP- ATLANTA - Basking in the spotlight of its All-Star game, the NHL decided Saturday was the perfect time to unveil a big announcement... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

January 25, 2008

Ottawa Senator Daniel Alfredsson scores 7 pts in win over Tampa Bay



And you were worried the defending Eastern Conference Champ may miss Deny Heatley. From AP- TAMPA, Fla. - Daniel Alfredsson had three goals and four assists for an Ottawa-record seven points, leading the struggling Senators to an 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Alfredsson and Jason... [Full Story]

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December 21, 2007

Are the 2007-08 Florida Panthers over the hump?



They won last night, marking for the fist time this season that the team has a winning record. Thursday night's Panthers-Hurricanes game might as well have been played on a roller coaster, it had so many ups and downs. In the end, the final up went to Florida, which registered... [Full Story]

Rating: 0/ (0 votes cast)

August 25, 2003

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Is your team under reported at Wizbang Sports? You can change that!! Sign-up to be a contributor! It's a fully automated process, and if you've already signed up as an author at other Wizbang sites you'll get immediate access. If this is your first author registration at Wizbang there will... [Full Story]

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