The Tampa Bay Lightning have addressed their glaring weaknesses from last season—defense and goaltending—but there are still some free agents on the market that could fit in with the Bolts.
The thought of an NHL lockout has practically put a freeze on free agency, which has allowed teams to further assess their rosters and examine the recovery of injured players.
Injuries decimated Tampa’s defense last season. General manager Steve Yzerman addressed that concern with the signings of Matt Carle and Sami Salo.
The Bolts also brought in former Nashville Predators backup Anders Lindback to address their goaltending depth.
With free agency on hold during the collective bargaining agreement talks and the scheduled start of the regular season less than two months away, these are some of the names that Tampa could bring in to further improve their roster.