Mar 24, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning: Back of the Net – June 18, 2014

Good evening, Bolts Nation! Welcome to today’s edition of Back of the Net where we bring you all the latest and greatest news and updates from not just here in the Bolts Nation, but around the entire world of hockey.

Things are really starting to heat up around the NHL this week. The buyout window has just opened, which means that we are going to start seeing some action on that front. Whether or not the Tampa Bay Lightning will elect to use their second buyout in the coming days is yet to be seen, but the opportunity is indeed out there.

From there, we have the NHL Awards, the Draft, Free Agency, and all the other fun things that come with the beginning of the offseason.

While we watch all of the action unfold, let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.

2014 Draft Profile: Ryan Collins (Editor in Leaf)

Rumblings: Dan Boyle back on the market (ESPN)

Sharks GM: Time has come to start rebuilding (NHL.com)

Jordin Tootoo place on waivers by Detroit Red Wings (FanSided)

Bobby Robins Might Fill Bruins’ Forward Enforcer Role (Causeway Crowd)

The Whispers Around The Central Division: Minnesota Wild (Blackhawk Up)

Joe Thornton: Chicago, St. Louis, or NY Rangers? (Too Many Men on the Site)

Caps Should Just Say No to In-House 2nd Line Center Options (Stars and Sticks)

The Sweater Series (or Notable Numbers) #18: Jimmie Olvestad (Raw Charge)

2014 NHL Draft: What to Expect Long-Term from Top-10 Picks (Bleacher Report)

 

 

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