NHL: Around the League in 30 Days, Day Six– Tampa Bay Lightning

September 6th, 2010 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
Day Six: Tampa Bay Lightning 

2010 Record: 34-36-12 (80 Points) finished fourth in the Southeast Division

Roster Changes

2010-2011 Notable Arrivals: Pavel Kubina (ATL), Simon Gagne (PHI), Dominic Moore (MTL), Dan Ellis (NSH), Randy Jones (LA), Brett Clark (COL), Marc-Andre Pouliot (EDM), Sean Bergenheim (NYI)

2010-2011 Notable Departures: Antero Niittymaki (SJ), Andrej Meszaros (PHI), Alex Tanguay (CGY), Matt Walker (PHI), Todd Fedoruk (FA), Stephane Veilleux (FA), Kurtis Foster (EDM), Mark Parrish (Bought Out–FA), Matt Lashoff (TOR)

Lightning Report Card

Forwards: Lightning fever has hit the west coast of Florida, as the Tampa Bay Lightning have a new found optimism under general manager Steve Yzerman. He’s already started the retooling phase with the Lightning by adding to an already talented core group of forwards.

Yzerman, realizing the Flyers were in cap trouble, traded for forward Simon Gagne and in the process replaced the departed Alex Tanguay, who never amounted to much in a Lightning uniform.

Returning veterans Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and ...

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