Future Considerations

Lightning add Milan
September 23, 2011, 6:51 pm
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From Bryer MacPherson:

Tampa Bay Lightning announced the signing of Moncton Wildcats defenseman Daniel Milan to a three-year, two-waycontract Friday.

The six-foot-three, 194-pound blueliner had 14 goals and 38 points last season. Hew as the Wildcats top scoring defenseman and also led the QMJHL in points among rookie defenseman. Continue reading

Namestnikov re-uKnighted by Lightning
September 22, 2011, 7:44 pm
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From Bryer MacPherson:

The Tampa Lightning announced that Vladislav Namestnikov has been assigned to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League Thursday.

Namestnikov was Tampa’s first round pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota. He was selected 27th overall by the Lightning and was also chosen 20th overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft by London. Continue reading

FC at the Draft: Vladimir Namestnikov – Tampa Bay Lightning
July 6, 2011, 12:02 pm
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Lightning nab Namestnikov at 27 in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 10:43 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have nabbed London Knights forward Vladimir Namestnikov with the 27th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Namestnikov combines his shifty, fleet footed skating ability with a set of soft hands and a plethora of tricks to dip from, making him one of the draft’s most dynamic talents. A playmaker at heart, Namestnikov loves to dish the puck to an open teammate but will not hesitate to put the puck on net, as his 30 goals in 68 games with the London Knights will attest to.

While cutting through the middle has typically been something a young Russian prospect has been known to shy away from, Namestnikov shows no fear in invading any part of the ice despite weighing just 165-pounds. Continue reading

Canada unveils development camp roster

From Aaron Vickers:

The 2012 World Junior Championship is six months away.

But for Hockey Canada, the journey starts now.

Canada unveiled a roster of four goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 26 forwards for its summer development camp, the first official grouping in identifying and assembling its potential roster for the tournament in Edmonton and Calgary in December. Continue reading

Lightning part ways with Fadden
March 18, 2011, 2:59 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have parted with prospect Mitch Fadden.

The club placed the Florida Everblades forward on unconditional waivers Wednesday, the first step in terminating a contract.

The move was made just one day after Fadden was in Salmon Arm Provincial Court facing charges of impaired driving, failing to provide a breath sample, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and obstructing an officer. Continue reading