Wow! I'm surprised in what Tampa Bay did this off season this year. I figured in the end of last year that Tampa bay was finished didn't have a chance but what they did really really surprised me.
Getting prospects like Gary Roberts , Ryan Malone, Jussi Jokinen, Mark Recchi, Filip Kuba,and Olaf Kolzig, getting Vaclav Prospal in at the trade deadline in 2008 resigning a very talented player Vincent Lecavalier and Drafting Young Steven Stamkos. And not to mention still having players like Martin St. Louis and Jeff Halpern.
Even though I still don't believe that Tampa's goal tending is as strong as their offense but i believe that Olaf Kolzig will be good enough to carry this team to the playoffs and who knows what will happen from then.
The offense I believe in 08/09 will be very good because of the signings, trades and draft picks they made.
And the defense, well I believe that may be one of their weakest points of this team by not having many good players to play on the blue line of this team but i may be wrong.
I guess well never know until the Tampa Bay Lightning hit the ice in October of 2008.