DALLAS – A different vibe greets the Tampa Bay Lightning as the staff and scout arrive in Texas for the 2018 NHL Draft, and it has nothing to do with the 100-degree temperatures welcoming the league to the Big D.
For the first time in the Steve Yzerman era, Tampa Bay enters draft weekend not holding a first-round draft pick. And it’s a feeling that has the Tampa Bay general manager, who took over the team in 2010, a bit antsy heading in to the weekend.
That gives off the impression that even if the Lightning are unable to make an impact during the opening round of the draft, they might still m...
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