Well, the wait is over and the Tampa Bay Lightning can finally get their offseason acquisitions into the locker room and on the ice. Coming off a disappointing 2011-12 season, the Lightning have these five things they need to address in the upcoming season.
From defense to goaltending to special teams, the Lightning were plagued by misfortune last season. While the lockout wasn’t the way many players wanted to rest, the additional time off might not be a bad thing for the beat-up Tampa Bay squad.
With the season just around the corner, these are the five things Tampa needs to address in preseason camp. This is a big season for the Lightning—the 20th anniversary of the team—and has even been given its own slogan, "20 Years of Thunder."