Thursday, 29 September 2016

Kucherov to Sit Out from Training Camp Until Signed, Remains Without Contract

Per Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov's agent has informed the team that the young sniper will be sitting out from training camp so long as he remains without a contract:
Kucherov, a restricted free agent, has been without a contract since the 2015-16 season ended.  Having scored 131 points in 159 games over the past two seasons, all while being an incredible possession driver, Number-86 is in a position where he no doubt deserves a hefty pay raise.  When you look at deals signed by players like Filip Forsberg, Nathan MacKinnon, and Vladimir Tarasenko, among others, it's quite easy to envision a situation in which Kucherov receives north of $6.5-million annually on a long-term deal.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Vincent Lecavalier to be Honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 18th

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they will be honoring former captain Vincent Lecavalier on October 18th, when the Florida Panthers will be in town for an interstate matchup.

Lecavalier, 36, retired this offseason after finishing his career on a relative high note with the Los Angeles Kings; after being all but written off as an NHL player during his time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Lecavalier established himself as a reliable bottom-six presence for the Kings by putting up 10 goals and 7 assists in 42 games to end his National Hockey League career.  In total, the Quebec native suited up for 1,212 (!) regular season contests and notched 949 (!) career points.