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Early season favorites for the Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning still have work to do to live up to 2004 standard

by Erik Erlendsson | @Erik_Erlendsson | Like us on Facebook
November 4, 2017

TAMPA – Off to the best start in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Lightning are considered one of the odds-favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season.

With an 11-2-2 record following Saturday’s 5-4 shootout victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s easy to see why Tampa Bay is an early-season pick.

Pretty apropos considering the 2004 Stanley Cup team was celebrated in a pregame ceremony. But it’s way too early to start making comparisons between the two teams.

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