The Tampa Bay Lightning have a brutal stretch of games ahead of the NHL trade deadline on March 5. The Bolts have four road games in six days before the deadline. During that time Tampa Bay will need to address their biggest needs.
The Lightning won’t have a long list of needs, but they will be buyers at the deadline for the first time in a few seasons. Health is one of the biggest concerns for Tampa Bay, but that isn’t something a trade can fix—usually.
With only a week left before the deadline, Tampa Bay will have some interesting decisions to make. Here are the Bolts’ five biggest needs ahead of the trade deadline.