Hedman’s Injury Stifling Lightning

A major part of why the Tampa Bay Lightning have played so well this season is their continuously improving defense. Heading into the 2017-18 season, the Lightning appeared to have a very average defensive corps, sans Norris Trophy candidate Victor Hedman and defensive stalwart Anton Stralman. While the Lightning could easily lean on those two players for 25 minutes a night, the drop off after them was precipitous. Between newbies…

January 14, 2018

Victor Hedman Sidelined for 3-6 Weeks

The Tampa Bay Lightning were dealt a devastating blow on Friday – one day after Victor Hedman left the team’s 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames with an apparent injury – announcing that the all-star defenceman will be sidelined three to six weeks with a lower body injury. The news comes just one day after the NHL named the rosters for the upcoming All-Star Game in Tampa Bay – a…

January 13, 2018

Despite Rumors, Coyotes’ Ekman-Larsson Going Nowhere

As you’ve probably noticed, defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Arizona Coyotes has been in the headlines a lot lately. No, the national media isn’t finally giving him the recognition he deserves as one of the league’s best defensemen – they’ve instead been busy stirring the pot on trade rumors regarding the 26-year-old blueliner. In particular, one rumor, involving the Toronto Maple Leafs and forward William Nylander, gained a ton of…

December 13, 2017