BRANDON – With the first day of Fall rapidly approaching, the Tampa Bay Lightning returned to the ice this weekend looking to put behind their summer of discontent.
For the better part of the summer, Tampa Bay’s hockey club proved the punchline for many a joke. On golf courses, poolside cabanas, mountain cabins, lakeside cottages and beachside bungalows alike, the Lightning were on the wrong end of heightened expectations, the team that was set up for success only stumble into a historic failure.
A team that tied an NHL record for regular season victories in a season quickly became history i...
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