Analysis of the Tampa Bay Lightning roster, predicting line combinations and D pairings
- Category: Commentary
- Written by Erik Erlendsson
For all intents and purposes, the Tampa Bay Lightning figure to be quiet the rest of the summer.
Doesn’t necessarily mean that’s exactly how things will pan out as all it takes is one phone call to kick-start more conversations, whether that’s in the form of more signings or a trade. With all but one of Tampa Bay’s restricted free agents signed (Tye McGinn is the lone unsigned player), the training camp roster appears to be set.
Assuming McGinn gets done, that would put Tampa Bay at 48 of the allowable 50 contracts, according to CapFriendly which allows flexibility moving forward.
So let’s take a look at the breakdown of the depth chart and the type of lineup Tampa Bay might put on the ice for opening night on Oct. 6 against the Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena.