Tampa Bay Lightning practice notes Dec. 9

Tampa Bay Lightning chance for a repeat lies in the heart of the core that surprisingly remains intact

TAMPA – Less than a week after the Tampa Bay Lightning captured the 2020 Stanley Cup championship, the talk of a roster breakup dominated the conversation.
With a handful of high profile restricted free agents needing new contracts, a flat salary cap because of the COVID pandemic and the Lightning already up against the cap because of the raise for goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, changes were all but inevitable.
Kevin Shattenkirk had already signed with Anaheim, Carter Verhaeghe in Florida and Zach Bogosian left for Toronto, all as unrestricted free agents. But that wasn't going to be nearly en...


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