Why Alex Killorn Is Tampa Bay Lightning's Biggest X-Factor for 2013-14 Season

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Why Alex Killorn Is Tampa Bay Lightning's Biggest X-Factor for 2013-14 Season
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Alex Killorn could be the player who delivers the Bolts to the postseason in 2013-14.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have no shortage of rising stars, but there is one player who stands out as this season’s X-factor. Alex Killorn is one of the bright young stars for the Bolts who will be that player in 2013-14.

Ben Bishop is this year’s X-factor. But, with Anders Lindback waiting as a capable option, the goaltending situation isn’t in dire straits.

Rule changes like smaller goalie pads and more shallow nets could mean more goals will be scored at the expense of goaltending around the league. The emphasis gets placed on team defense led by Killorn’s two-way play.

Here is why Killorn will be Tampa Bay’s biggest X-factor this season.

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