BRANDON – For the better part of the past decade the Tampa Bay Lightning sat at the top of the mountain in the league.
Winning will do that.
Winning a lot also has a side effect as other teams peer up with envy – it creates a metaphorical target.
For years the teams trying to climb up from the bottom of the division have set their sights squarely on the Lightning. After reaching six conference finals since 2015, four Stanley Cup finals and winning two titles, Tampa Bay is the measuring stick most teams try to stack themselves up to.
Now, ,the Lightning are perceived to be vulnerab...
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