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NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Jul. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. ...

Rangers sign two-time Cup winner Goodrow to 6-year contract

Jul. 22, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forward Barkley Goodrow, who just finished helping the Tampa Bay Lightning win consecutive Stanley Cups, has signed a six-year contract with the New York Rangers. General Manager Chris Drury announced the signing on Thursday, less than a week after...

Canadiens' Price left unprotected for Kraken expansion draft

Jul. 18, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

After backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, Carey Price has been left unprotected for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Price could become the face of the NHL's 32nd franchise if general manager Ron Francis and his staff decide to take on one of...

Rangers acquire rights to Barclay Goodrow from Lightning

Jul. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers acquired the rights to pending free agent forward Barclay Goodrow from back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay on Saturday as part of a pair of moves before the NHL roster freeze for the Seattle expansion draft. New York sent a...

Baby Giraffe Stanley named after Tampa Bay Lightning Cup win

Jul. 15, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is welcoming a new baby giraffe, named Stanley in honor of the Tampa Bay Lightning's second consecutive NHL championship. The park announced on Twitter this week that Stanley was born July 7, the same day the Lightning won...

Lightning GM: Kucherov played Final with broken rib

Jul. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois confirmed on Tuesday that star forward Nikita Kucherov played in the Stanley Cup Final with a non-displaced rib fracture. Kucherov was hurt on a cross-check during Game 6 of the conference final...

Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade

Jul. 13, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the Stanley Cup is going to Montreal after all. But it will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's possession for an extended party. After the Lightning celebrated a second consecutive championship with another signature...

'Fast and furious' NHL offseason to unfold over three weeks

Jul. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Pausing the Stanley Cup celebration and with his voice still hoarse from partying, Alex Killorn acknowledged the back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning will not be back together on the ice when the NHL returns in the fall. “We’re all grown men, and we understand...

Analysis: Tampa Bay's NHL titles likely the hardest of all

Jul. 09, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Maroon knows a thing or two about what it takes to win the Stanley Cup after doing so each of the past three years on two different teams. The “three-Cup guy” who hoisted it with his hometown St. Louis Blues in 2019 before going back to...

Champion Lightning ace final exam on 'last day of school'

Jul. 08, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. They talked about it midway through the playoffs. They talked about it on the verge...