17-12-2004 Jason Chimera frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jason Chimera feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jason Chimera was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 109 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 16 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 21 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 15 PIM. He has also played 7 games with the Detroit Vipers this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 2 PIM.


16-12-2004 Jimmie Olvestad frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Jimmie Olvestad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Jimmie Olvestad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 7 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 30 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.


15-12-2004 Evgeny Konstantinov frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Evgeny Konstantinov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Evgeny Konstantinov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 0 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season. He has played 29 games with the Detroit Vipers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


13-12-2004 Ethan Moreau speaks up.
Ethan Moreau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-12-2004 Aaron Lobb resumes light training.
Detroit Vipers right wing Aaron Lobb has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kevin Weekes is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Nick Schultz is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Robert Lang has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Sean Hill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Sheldon Keefe has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Brian Holzinger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ben Clymer has played 12 games without a goal. Jason Chimera has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Garry Howatt has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Team captain meets with Jimmie Olvestad
Team captain Robert Lang called a short meeting with Jimmie Olvestad after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Jimmie Olvestad as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

7-12-2004 Sheldon Keefe frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sheldon Keefe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sheldon Keefe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 158 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 8 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 26 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 17 PIM.


7-12-2004 Team captain meets with Jason Chimera
Team captain Robert Lang called a short meeting with Jason Chimera after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Jason Chimera as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

6-12-2004 Kevin Weekes frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Kevin Weekes feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Kevin Weekes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, booking 17 career shutouts and allowing 617 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 26 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, allowing 71 goals on 635 while booking 2 shutouts.


4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Nick Schultz is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sami Kapanen has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Sean Hill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Sheldon Keefe has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Brian Holzinger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ben Clymer has played 10 games without a goal. Jason Chimera has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Doug Sulliman is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Garry Howatt has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-12-2004 Team captain meets with Garry Howatt
Team captain Robert Lang called a short meeting with Garry Howatt after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Garry Howatt as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

3-12-2004 Ethan Moreau resumes full training.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ethan Moreau has resumed full training after his chest injury.

30-11-2004 Ethan Moreau speaks up.
Ethan Moreau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-11-2004 Ethan Moreau resumes light training.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ethan Moreau has resumed light training after his chest injury and is listed day to day.

27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Sean Hill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Holzinger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Ray Neufeld has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Ethan Moreau remains sidelined with chest injury.



26-11-2004 Sheldon Keefe frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sheldon Keefe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sheldon Keefe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 154 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 8 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 22 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 17 PIM.


25-11-2004 Team captain meets with Garry Howatt
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at Boston Bruins on 24-11-2004, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Robert Lang and Garry Howatt were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Robert Lang

23-11-2004 Brian Holzinger resumes light training.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Holzinger has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

22-11-2004 Team captain meets with Doug Sulliman
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at New Jersey Devils on 22-11-2004, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Robert Lang and Doug Sulliman did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Robert Lang

22-11-2004 Ethan Moreau injured.
Ethan Moreau (TB) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Colin White (NJ). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. You never expect an injury like this to happen, but it does, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Robert Lang is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Craig Conroy is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ray Neufeld is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ethan Moreau is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sami Kapanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Sean Hill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Brian Holzinger remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



18-11-2004 Ben Clymer frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ben Clymer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Ben Clymer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 151 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 13 assists along with 138 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 10 PIM.


18-11-2004 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Tampa Bay Lightning GM after today's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. This brings their current streak to 8 games winless.

16-11-2004 Media criticises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are spinning in a 7 game winless streak. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Garry Howatt commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

13-11-2004 Team captain meets with Jimmie Olvestad
Following the team's recent 2-2 tie against Montreal Canadiens on 12-11-2004, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Robert Lang and Jimmie Olvestad did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Robert Lang

13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ethan Moreau is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sami Kapanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Martin Straka has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Sean Hill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Sheldon Keefe has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Ray Neufeld has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Garry Howatt has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Brian Holzinger remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



13-11-2004 Eugeni Artukhin resumes full training.
Detroit Vipers right wing Eugeni Artukhin has resumed full training after his injury.

12-11-2004 Eugeni Artukhin injured.
Eugeni Artukhin of Detroit Vipers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Quebec Citadelles. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he said in a TV interview.

7-11-2004 Garry Howatt resumes full training.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Garry Howatt has resumed full training after his leg injury.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Stephane Robidas is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Craig Conroy is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ethan Moreau is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sami Kapanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Martin Straka has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Sean Hill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ben Clymer has played 11 games without a goal. Kevin Weekes has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Brian Holzinger remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Garry Howatt remains sidelined with leg injury.



4-11-2004 Garry Howatt injured.
Garry Howatt (TB) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Gary Suter (SJ). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he said when he was taken off the ice.

30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Robert Lang is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bob Boughner is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Ray Neufeld is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Ethan Moreau is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Sami Kapanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Craig Conroy has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Garry Howatt has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Brian Holzinger remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



27-10-2004 Brian Holzinger injured.
Brian Holzinger (TB) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Andy Sutton (PIT). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. 1-2 months of no hockey will be harder to deal with than this injury believe me, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

24-10-2004 Aaron Lobb injured.
Aaron Lobb of Detroit Vipers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Cleveland Barons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month or two again, the injured player commented.

23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Sami Kapanen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Martin Straka has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig Conroy has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Sheldon Keefe has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kevin Weekes has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ray Neufeld has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Alex Ovechkin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-10-2004 Ben Clymer frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ben Clymer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Ben Clymer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 11 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 8 PIM.


20-10-2004 Sheldon Keefe frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sheldon Keefe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sheldon Keefe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 137 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 6 assists along with 62 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


16-10-2004 Jimmie Olvestad frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Jimmie Olvestad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Jimmie Olvestad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 55 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 3 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 4 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Robert Lang is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-10-2004 Team captain meets with Jimmie Olvestad
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at St. Louis Blues on 14-10-2004, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Robert Lang and Jimmie Olvestad were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Robert Lang

9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Kevin Weekes has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-10-2004 Kevin Weekes frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Kevin Weekes feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Kevin Weekes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 200 NHL games during his career, booking 15 career shutouts and allowing 550 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 1 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, allowing 4 goals on 25 while booking 0 shutouts.


7-10-2004 Mathieu Biron frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mathieu Biron feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mathieu Biron was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 75 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 5 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season. He has played 1 games with the Detroit Vipers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2004 Zdeno Ciger frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Zdeno Ciger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Zdeno Ciger was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 353 NHL games during his career, notching 85 goals and adding 125 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Sheldon Keefe wants a new contract
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sheldon Keefe is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


29-9-2004 Jason Chimera frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jason Chimera feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jason Chimera was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 96 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 14 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


28-9-2004 Zdeno Ciger frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Zdeno Ciger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Zdeno Ciger was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 361 NHL games during his career, notching 87 goals and adding 130 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 2 PIM.


27-9-2004 Sheldon Keefe wants a new contract
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sheldon Keefe is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

25-9-2004 Sheldon Keefe wants a new contract
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sheldon Keefe is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sami Kapanen is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Robert Lang is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Kevin Weekes is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 1 goals. Ray Neufeld is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Zdeno Ciger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Oleg Saprykin has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Marty Reasoner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ben Clymer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Garry Howatt has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-9-2004 Team captain meets with Sheldon Keefe
Team captain Robert Lang called a short meeting with Sheldon Keefe after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Sheldon Keefe as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

18-9-2004 Team captain meets with Garry Howatt
Following the team's recent 5-2 loss at Florida Panthers on 18-9-2004, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Robert Lang and Garry Howatt did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Robert Lang

18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sami Kapanen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Straka is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Ray Neufeld is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Oleg Saprykin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Stephane Fiset hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Marty Reasoner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Sheldon Keefe has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ben Clymer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Doug Sulliman has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Garry Howatt has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-9-2004 Zdeno Ciger frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Zdeno Ciger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Zdeno Ciger was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, notching 86 goals and adding 127 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Zdeno Ciger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-9-2004 Jimmie Olvestad frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning center Jimmie Olvestad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Jimmie Olvestad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 52 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 3 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 1 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-8-2004 Andreas Holmqvist uncertain about future
Andreas Holmqvist wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2004 Jeremy Van Hoof uncertain about future
Jeremy Van Hoof wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Tampa Bay Lightning will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Vipers:
- Oleg Saprykin C
- Sami Kapanen L
- Richard Matvichuk D
- Aaron Ward D
- Stephane Fiset G
- Sascha Goc D
- Martin Straka C
- Robert Lang C
- Todd Harvey R
- Marty Reasoner L
- Sean Hill D
- Sheldon Keefe L
- Brian Holzinger R
- Ben Clymer D
- Jassen Cullimore D
- Kevin Weekes G
- Harlan Pratt D
- Mathieu Biron D
- Doug Sulliman L
- Andy Bezeau R
- Martin Cibak L
- Phil Crowe L
- Benoit Dusablon C
- Marty Howe D
- Ryan Hoople G
- Michael Jones D
- Michael Kiesman C
- Evgeny Konstantinov G
- Kyle Kos D
- Kristian Kudroc D
- Mikko Kuparinen D
- Maxim Potapov L
- Eric Schneider L
- Kenton Smith D
- Sam St. Pierre R
- Jan Sulc C
- Ray Neufeld R
- Mark Thompson D
- Ethan Moreau L
- Nick Schultz D
- Jimmie Olvestad C
- Alexander Polushin C
- Andreas Holmqvist D
- Eugeni Artukhin R
- Aaron Lobb R
- Johan Hagglund R
- Zdeno Ciger L
- Dimitri Bezrukov L
- Ilja Solarev L
- Dennis Packard L
- Jeremy Van Hoof D
- Eero Somervuori L
- Edo Terglav R
- Paul Lynch D
- J.F. Soucy C
- Michal Lanicek G
- David Moss L
- Garry Howatt R
- Marek Priechodsky D
- Henrik Bergfors D
- Art Femenella D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Sami Kapanen L
- Richard Matvichuk D
- Aaron Ward D
- Martin Straka C
- Todd Harvey R
- Sheldon Keefe L
- Michael Jones D
- Sam St. Pierre R
- Jan Sulc C
- Aaron Lobb R
- Jeremy Van Hoof D
- Michal Lanicek G
- Henrik Bergfors D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Harlan Pratt D
- Mathieu Biron D
- Michael Kiesman C
- Kyle Kos D
- Maxim Potapov L
- Ray Neufeld R
- Jimmie Olvestad C
- Dimitri Bezrukov L
- Ilja Solarev L
- David Moss L


30-6-2004 Karri Kettunen leaves team
Karri Kettunens contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Dave Boyer leaves team
Dave Boyers contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Ivan Markin leaves team
Ivan Markins contract has expired and he has left the team.

25-6-2004 Stephane Fiset frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Stephane Fiset feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Stephane Fiset was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 413 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 1167 goals. The 34 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2004 Ben Clymer agrees on a contract.
Ben Clymer has signed a $950 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Ben Clymer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 132 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 8 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


22-6-2004 David Moss agrees on a contract.
David Moss has signed a $850 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, David Moss was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 7 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Todd Harvey (Tampa Bay Lightning) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Marty Reasoner (Tampa Bay Lightning) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jimmie Olvestad (Tampa Bay Lightning) RFA


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Karri Kettunen(pro)
-Dave Boyer(pro)
-Ivan Markin(farm)


21-6-2004 Stephane Fiset frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Stephane Fiset feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Stephane Fiset was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 413 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 1167 goals. The 34 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


21-6-2004 Jimmie Olvestad rejects contract offer.
Jimmie Olvestad rejected the $1 000 000 per year, 4 year offer from Tampa Bay Lightning

20-6-2004 Sascha Goc frustrated
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sascha Goc feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Germany, Sascha Goc was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season. He has played 67 games with the Detroit Vipers this season, totalling 3+9=12 with 32 PIM.


20-6-2004 Board loans money
The board of owners has loaned $17 148 768$ for the team to balance the team funds.

Eastside Hockey Manager