TAMPA – In the blink of an eye and before the hangover wears off, the switch flipped to the offseason.
Eight days after celebrating on the ice in Edmonton, the National Hockey League will hold the 2020 Draft starting on Tuesday night and concluding Wednesday morning.
Like so much that has gone on in the COVID-19 era, it will be done virtually from afar.
No matter where or when, the draft has been how the Tampa Bay Lightning have maintained a consistent run of success, which paid off in a 2020 Stanley Cup championship. It has been the lifeblood of the franchise for nearly a decade.
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