The Tampa Bay Lightning have just two games left on the preseason slate before the 2013-14 NHL regular season gets going. With some success in the early preseason, there is a basis for growing optimism in Tampa Bay. With that optimism can come some bold predictions for the upcoming campaign.
The Lightning are 4-1 in the preseason thanks to the offense—as usual. The Bolts have scored at least four goals in all four wins and managed just one in the loss.
With two games left against the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay could end the preseason 6-1. With the possibility of a great preseason as a foundation, here are five bold predictions for the Lightning in the 2013-14 season.