There are two ways to improve an NHL franchise—through the draft or through trades. The Tampa Bay Lightning did a solid job last offseason in acquiring talented young players that will grow within the organization. Now, it is time to focus on the 2013 NHL draft and the players that will be the best fit for the Lightning.
With the Bolts all but eliminated from the 2013 postseason, the focus now shifts towards developing young players and improving the franchise for the future. With the draft just two months away, general manager Steve Yzerman and his scouting directors will focus on improving weaknesses through the draft.
Here are the best fits for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2013 NHL draft.