TAMPA - Before the Tampa Bay Lightning board a plane headed for New York on Monday, they all but finalized the roster that will open the season.
Though, it's not exactly finalized because the Lightning did what the management team does best at this time of the year pulling off some salary cap gymnastics that will take them right up against the salary cap ceiling to provide maximum roster flexibility when the season opens on Monday - provided everything works out as designed.
Because like in previous seasons in similar situations, there are risks to some of these moves that could have a lingeri...
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