Tampa Bay Lightning sign two

The forced dismantling of a championship roster is underway for Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA – In the salary cap era, no team remains intact for too long.
In years past, when a championship caliber team, let alone a back-to-back champion, started to dismantle it was seen as a cost-cutting measure *side eye at the Florida Marlins* to reduce costs.
But in the salary cap era, the breaking up of championship teams is due to the constraints in place due to the cap. And for Tampa Bay, with the salary cap remaining stagnant for two consecutive seasons due to the COVID pandemic, that day of reckoning arrived shortly after the champagne stopped flowing and the break up is already underwa...


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