Anyone who predicted the Tampa Bay Lightning would be in the hunt for the Atlantic Division crown before the season began would have been throwing out a bold prediction. Midway through the season, that prediction isn't as outlandish as it seemed and with half a year left, it's time to re-evaluate and make some bold predictions for the end of the Bolts' season.
Before the season started, there were some bold predictions set out. Some of the predictions have been put to shame—like Ben Bishop winning 30 games this season. He has 22 wins in 32 starts.
Martin St. Louis has been his usual self. Victor Hedman and Matt Carle have upped their play. The young group of players have been outstanding. So, is anything really that bold to predict?
With the second half of the season among us, here are some bold predictions for the final months of the 2013-14 campaign.