The Tampa Bay Lightning should be excited for the 2014-15 season. After a postseason appearance through a lot of adversity, the Bolts have a young team that could be a constant fixture in the playoffs. The excitement for the upcoming season needs to start on July 1, when the Lightning can make a push for some bargain free agents.
Tampa Bay's group of young players did a lot of growing up last season. With Tyler Johnson, Radko Gudas, Ondrej Palat, Richard Panik and Kristers Gudlevskis headlining this solid core, it's easy for fans to be excited about the future in Tampa Bay.
As the series against Montreal showed, the Bolts still have a little ways to go to reach the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference. Adding some of these pieces in free agency could go a long way in helping the Bolts make that climb.