With a nod to Dickens, it could be the best of times, it could be the worst of times for two defensemen of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
For Mikhail Sergachev and Kevin Shattenkirk, this season for different reasons is a career crossroads for each blue liner.
At 21, the Russian-born Sergachev is entering his third NHL season. He is also in his final year of his entry level contract. It would be disingenuous to believe thoughts of his next contract are not occupying some space in his head.
Do well and Sergachev can solidify the next half decade or more of his NHL career. Digress in any way and ques...
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