The Tampa Bay Lightning head into the 2014 offseason with far fewer needs to address than a year ago. The improvements brought the team back to the playoffs, but some additions will need to be made to continue to make playoff runs in the near future. On July 1, the craziness of free agency kicks off with the Lightning possibly making some noise.
Tampa Bay has two first-round picks in the 2014 and 2015 NHL draft thanks to the New York Rangers making it to the Eastern Conference Finals. That provides the Lightning with a lot of flexibility heading into free agency.
The Bolts could use some improvement on defense, add a little grit in front of the net and a veteran backup goaltender, which should put these free agents on their wish list.