The Tampa Bay Lightning have an exciting group coming together for the 2013-14 season that is full of players that could over- or underachieve. The Lightning have 12 players that are 25 years old or younger, and another three that are above 35, which will make for a lot of boom-or-bust individual seasons.
The NHL offseason provides a great opportunity to dive into statistics and trends to predict the upcoming season. There are few teams in the league as polarizing as the Lightning, which makes speculations that much more exciting.
Considering the last few seasons, the Lightning overachieved greatly by being one goal away from the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011. They followed that with back-to-back seasons without a playoff appearance—including 2013’s horrific 28th-place finish.
Here are the players that will over and underachieve most for the Lightning in 2013-14.