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Lightning Re-sign Mike Angelidis

As of Thursday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed on forward Mike Angelidis for another year. Angelidis, who served as captain for the AHL-affiliate Syracuse Crunch this season, will be fighting for a spot with the big club during training camp. Here is the official release from the Crunch’s website: TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Mike …

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Syracuse Crunched in Home Elimination Game

Just like that, it was all over. After the most successful season in franchise history, the Syracuse Crunch fell just short of their first Calder Cup championship in their first appearance. The Tampa Bay Lightning also narrowly missed having their AHL affiliate crowned champion for the second consecutive season. It was a valiant effort by the Crunch, in what was …

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Crunch in Danger Entering Game 3 of Calder Cup Finals

Before Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals, the Syracuse Crunch had lost just one game throughout the entire AHL postseason. Not only that, the Crunch hadn’t lost back-to-back games since April 9 and 12. Following Sunday night’s 6-4 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins, however, the Crunch have now lost back-to-back games and face the threat of elimination with …

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Tyler Johnson Named AHL Most Valuable Player

For the second straight year, a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization has been named the American Hockey League Most Valuable Player. The AHL announced on Friday afternoon that Syracuse Crunch center Tyler Johnson has been named the 2012-2013 MVP. Former Bolt Cory Conacher won the Les Cunningham Award last year on the Calder Cup champion Norfolk Admirals. “I’m …

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Flurry of Monday Moves Leaves Mikkelson a Casualty

In not so stunning news, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Brendan Mikkelson is headed back to Syracuse. Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman announced on Monday that Mikkelson, a frequent healthy scratch for coach Guy Boucher, has cleared waivers and will return to the Lightning’s American Hockey League-affiliate Syracuse Crunch. Mikkelson has played in just four games for Tampa Bay this season, …

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Lightning Swap Minor-League Goaltenders

The Tampa Bay Lightning made a move late Thursday morning to bolster the goaltending depth for its American Hockey League-affiliate Syracuse Crunch, according to vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman. Tampa Bay traded slumping goaltender Dustin Tokarski, a 2008 Lightning draft pick, to the Hamilton Bulldogs (affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens) for goaltender Cedrick Desjardins. Yzerman believes Desjardins, 27, …

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Burning Questions: Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier

So, I’ve decided to change the name of this recurring column to “Burning Questions.” I didn’t really think “Greatest Fears” had quite the same ring to it, but let me know what you think down in the comments. Anyways, in light of the absolute stoppage of CBA talks on top of the already-occurring work stoppage, I have decided to ask …

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Is It a Title Defense When You Become a Different Team?

Let me explain exactly what I mean by that. Although the American Hockey League will recognize the Norfolk Admirals as the defending Calder Cup Champions, the entirety of the 2011-2012 team’s roster and coaching staff has packed up and moved to Syracuse. After setting a professional hockey record last season with a 29-game winning streak, the players from one of …

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