TAMPA – Up and down the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup, top tier talent is abundant.
Some standout at the top – Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point. Some garner attention – Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Then there’s the unheralded presence of Ondrej Palat, who continues to just go about his business of making things happen, usually for his teammates more often than himself.
Palat is the player who makes everyone around him better. Sometimes it takes someone’s absence to realize how much they actually bring to the ice.
Palat’s offensive game is never going to be confused for Nikita ...
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