TAMPA - At the beginning of the season, question marks surrounded certain aspects of the Tampa Bay Lightning defensive core.
After the departure of Ryan McDonagh and Jan Rutta there were big voids that needed to be filled on the blue line, important minutes that needed to distributed, new partners needed to be found.
Tampa Bay signed Ian Cole and Haydn Fleury as free agents and acquired Philippe Myers in a trade.
Turns out, one of the answers to those questions was here all along. On Monday, Nick Perbix was rewarded with a shiny new contract extension for providing an answer.
Perbix signed a t...
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