The Tampa Bay Lightning had one of the more quiet offseasons around the NHL, but they still had some decisive ups and downs along the way. The regular season is less than two months away, and Lightning fans can’t wait to see the new team on the ice.
The offseason included some big-risk and big-reward moves. The path through free agency and the draft could provide the Lightning with the necessary pieces to return to the postseason for the first time since 2011.
With the Lightning’s training camp opening on Sept. 11, we aren’t far from the action. Here’s a recap of the biggest ups and downs in the Tampa Bay offseason this year.