TAMPATry not to look up during the climb, just keep trudging forward step-by-step.
That could very well be the slogan for the Tampa Bay Lightning as the perennial Stanley Cup contender gets set to open the 2018-19 season at home against the Florida Panthers. After coming so close to tasting the ultimate victory, the Lightning have only been left with a bittersweet after taste.
Now, after climbing oh-so-close to the top of the mountain, Tampa Bay has to start back down at the bottom at the start line along with everybody else. That can be a consuming sense of enormity for a team with the expect...
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