TAMPA – Well, well, well, look who arrives on Wednesday for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs looking to rain on Tampa Bay’s parade – none other than former head coach John Tortorella, who led the franchise to a Stanley Cup title in 2004.
There’s a banner hanging from the rafters of Amalie Arena that serves as a reminder of what the franchise was able to accomplish under Tortorella and what they hope to duplicate this year under Jon Cooper.
That journey for the Lightning begins on Wednesday as the Blue Jackets come to town to open the best-of-seven, opening-round series. For Tampa Bay to m...
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