NHL Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
2022-23 Recap: Another top 3 finish in the Division saw them matchup with the Leafs in the 1st round but the wear and tear of three straight Cup finals finally caught up to them. The team was beaten down more than the Chiclets Crew after the week in Nashville.
Biggest Loss: Alex Killorn - 11 years, 2 Cups, and numerous jet ski rides around Tampa, the dependable winger was offered too much by Anaheim not to take off for the West Coast.
Biggest Addition: Conor Sheary - Speedy winger made a name for himself in Pittsburgh playing alongside Crosby much like Game Notes partner Army and should have no problem fitting in with Tampa's top players.
2023-24 Outlook: Vasilevskiy, Kucherov, Hedman, Point and Stamkos his team still has everything to compete for the Cup. The extra time to recover this Summer will be huge for Cooper's squad. Vasilevskiy's injury was huge news but I think the team is still good enough to hold the fort til he is back and finish 2nd in the Division.
Player To Watch: Tanner Jeannot - Tampa gave up a King’s Ransom for him last year and just flat out did not produce once he got there. Can he rebound and show why they gave up so much for him?
2023-2024 Season Bet: Record 100+ points in the regular season +125