Complete 2013-14 Season Preview for the Tampa Bay Lightning
Fans will hope the preseason wasn’t a fluke. Much like the hot start to the abbreviated season last year, the Lightning went 5-2 in this year’s preseason. The Lightning went undefeated in four “home” games, which is a good sign.
Still, preseason success doesn’t count towards the postseason—an achievement the Lightning haven’t earned since 2011. Head coach Jon Cooper has had a full offseason to make this team his own. Here is a complete look at the 2013-14 season for the Bolts.
Key Roster Changes
The Lightning could have a revolving door for a few spots. With all of the young talent and depth at forward, don’t be surprised to see new faces throughout the season.
This offseason, the Bolts did a nice job of providing Cooper with his own team. Cooper should be able to put the systems and players into place through a few key offseason acquisitions.
Arrivals: Valtteri Filppula (free agent), Jonathan Drouin (draft)
It was a quiet offseason for the Bolts. They will rely on organizational depth and young talent to complete the 82-game season, which includes the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Projected 2013-14 Depth Chart
Best and Worst Case Scenarios
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