TAMPA Nikita Kucherov is locked up.
So is Steven Stamkos. And Victor Hedman. And Ryan McDonagh. And Tyler Johnson. And Ondrej Palat. And Alex Killorn.
Brayden Point needs to be locked up soon. So does Andrei Vasilevskiy.
The cap crunch that the Tampa Bay Lightning and general manager Steve Yzerman, along with assistant general manager Julien BriseBois, have been able to skirt the past couple of seasons is closing in on the team.
So that means any chance the Lightning have of possibly landing defenseman Erik Karlsson in a trade – and another big money contract extension – went by the wayside wi...
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