BRANDON – From nearly the moment Tyler Johnson stepped off his vessel following the Tampa Bay Lightning boat parade to celebrate a Stanley Cup championship, it felt like he was taking a step toward landing with another team.
The Lightning were heading toward a cap crunch before whatever the 2021 season would end up looking like. With a salary cap flat at $81.5 million, Tampa Bay was going to have to move out at least one player (and probably more) to another team to alleviate the situation.
At the top of that list was Johnson, who endured a tumultuous offseason with trade speculation and waive...
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