BRANDON – Judging the 2021 NHL season proves to be a tricky task.
Playing the same eight teams night after night might not be the best gauge of a team's worth.
But, the one thing that holds tried and true is that wins matter. And this year, perhaps more than any other year, wins matter more.
The season is shorter by 26 games. All 56 games are played in the revamped division. There are only seven opponents.
One bad stretch could be season-defining.
The Tampa Bay Lightning just might be in the midst of one of those stretches right now as they find themselves 0-for-Carolina.
Tampa Bay will fac...
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