Tampa Bay Lightning defensive stalwart Anthony Cirelli: "He's Nikita Kucherov without the puck"

Could the return of Anthony Cirelli give the third line a needed identity?

TAMPA – Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien Brisebois has been credited, and rightfully so, with the ability to replenish a third line that’s necessary for a playoff team to go deep in the offseason in a salary cap era.

As analysts discuss how the team’s success becomes next season’s salary cap conundrum, JBB is already finding a way to replace the loss of key players that led to that success, and left due to that, and their, success.

In 2020 and 2021, former Lightning players Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow (along with Yanni Gourde) played a significant role in the Lightning’s ru...


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