TAMPA, Fla. – The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away.
That means silly season is nearly at hand. It’s that time of year around the league when every pending UFA is on the trading block, every team needs a top four defenseman and every time scratches are announced prior to a game, a buzz begins trying to find out exactly why they were scratched.
The trade deadline, though, is always a topic of conversation right up until the deadline passes – this year on March 1 – and then for a few days beyond.
So what should we expect from the Lightning as we enter silly season?
First, just to sho...
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