5 Missing Pieces Keeping Tampa Bay Lightning from Being a Playoff Team

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5 Missing Pieces Keeping Tampa Bay Lightning from Being a Playoff Team
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The Tampa Bay Lightning aren't far from being a playoff team despite a tragic collapse in 2013.

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.

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