TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Lightning brought in Ian Cole this season expecting he would take on heavy minutes in a defensive role.
It's the type of role Cole has performed for many of his first 12 seasons in the NHL with St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Colorado, Minnesota and, most recently, Carolina.
Blocking shots, killing penalties and shutting down opposing offensive attacks. That's the strength of Cole's game he's built during his career that landed his name on the Stanley Cup twice with Pittsburgh.
Just over a month into his first season with the Lightning, Cole is showing that part of his g...
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