TAMPA – Heading in to the 2017-18 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning roster showed plenty of the known.
We knew what to expect from Victor Hedman. Nikita Kucherov, too. Steven Stamkos was returning from knee surgery, but really, we kind of had a good idea that the Lightning captain was going to have a bounce-back season.
Brayden Point and Andrei Vasilevskiy may have had a few questions surrounding their roles, but there was an established track record from last season to build off of to expect both to play prominent roles with the Lightning.
Then, there is 25-year-old rookie Yanni Gourde. The fo...
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