All of the speculation surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2013 NHL draft came and went in a hurry on June 30. Every pick is in, and the Bolts have a few things to take away from the draft festivities.
The No. 3 pick put Tampa Bay in a strong position to select a player who could make an immediate impact on the team. It could have been Seth Jones or Valeri Nichushkin, but the Lightning had other plans.
With weaknesses to address on the blue line and up the middle, the Bolts attacked this draft in an interesting way. Here is what to take away from the Lightning’s 2013 draft.