The Tampa Bay Lightning may have missed the postseason the past two years, but they are only a few pieces away from reaching the extra season. With a new coach and established stars, the Lightning only have a few minor additions to make for the 2013-14 season.
Change is coming to the NHL next season in the form of realignment. The new opponents and playoff format have changed the pieces the Lightning will need to be a playoff team next season.
With optimism, the Lightning look forward to the offseason and picking up these pieces to become a playoff team in 2014.