5 Ideal Free-Agent Signings for Tampa Bay Lightning

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5 Ideal Free-Agent Signings for Tampa Bay Lightning
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There are a few intriguing free agents the Lightning could target this offseason to bolster the roster.

With the Stanley Cup Finals in full swing, the 28 teams that aren’t participating are anxiously awaiting the fast approaching free-agency period. Free agency starts July 5 and, for teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, it will be a tricky and crucial time to improve. 

With the lower salary cap ($64.3 million), the Lightning don’t have much room to work with. With nearly $62 million in cap payroll already handed out, the checkbook will be awfully tight this offseason. 

General manager Steve Yzerman will have some difficult questions to ask. How can he improve a team that finished 28th last season with just over $2 million to spend?

Assuming a signing would also mean the release or trade of additional funds, here is a list of five ideal free-agent targets for Tampa Bay.

 

All numbers are provided by CapGeek.com

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