TAMPA – As I write this, the first round opponent for the Tampa Bay Lightning has not been determined. That said, indulge this little hockey fantasy.
We all know the Lightning have been one of the top teams in the NHL over the last decade. As fans, we have seen four conference finals and one Stanley Cup appearance during that span.
Yet, there’s been something missing. It’s not the elephant in the room, it’s the pachyderm in this town. We might as well confront the issue.
Last year the Lightning were swept out of the first round of the playoffs. Okay, teams lose in the first round but it’s rare...
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