With the lockout in full swing, the threat of missing games in the 2012-13 season is a concern. That’s not a good situation for the Tampa Bay Lightning that still have questions in goal. A shortened season could open the door to the Bolts pursuing some goaltenders in a pinch.
Tampa’s offseason has changed the attitude in the community following a disappointing 2011-12 campaign. With additions of high-profile defensemen like Sami Salo and Matt Carle, the league’s worst defense in 2011 should be much improved, whenever the NHL resumes play.
In goal, the Bolts brought in backup goaltender Anders Lindback from Nashville. Mathieu Garon looks to be healthy, following a late-season groin injury.
If this duo isn’t the answer for the Lightning this season, pursuing these three goaltenders may help the Bolts―especially if it’s a shortened campaign.