The Tampa Bay Lightning’s young group of core players has received some deserved attention this year, which points to a promising future. The Lightning’s big move at the trade deadline made them younger and opened the door to the possibility of sustained success.
Tampa Bay has dressed 10 rookies this year, led by Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson. Considering other big pieces like Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos are under 25 years old, the Bolts have the potential to have some successful years in the future.
Predicting a franchise’s success is tough to do. Building a dynasty is even more difficult, as evidenced by the Detroit Red Wings’ consecutive postseason streak. Bolts fans should be optimistic about their future thanks to these positive signs.