Training camps are in full swing around the NHL, and the Tampa Bay Lightning could have one of the most competitive camps in the league. The eye test says the Lightning have eight of the 12 forward spots locked up, which allows for an educated prediction on the strength and weakness of each line in 2013-14.
Head coach Jon Cooper gets his first full season with the Lightning in 2013-14. He has looked forward to the training camp for a long time calling the cliche kid-in-a-candy-store reaction.
With so much familiarity among the prospects, system and coaching staff, Tampa Bay should have no issues finding the players that can run the system to the best of their ability. Emphasis will be put on execution this training camp.
Heading into the 2013-14 season, here are the projected lines and the strength and weakness of each grouping.