As we continue our 30 teams in 30 days work here at Illegal Curve, I am also doing some previews over at Puck Prospectus. Tampa Bay was the first preview I was assigned, and here is the preview.
Here is an excerpt:
After a fairly disastrous 2008-09 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning can only move forward. For a team whose expectations were high prior to last season, a 14th place Eastern Conference finish, and a 29th overall finish in the NHL standings left much to be desired.
Over the summer, the Lightning did not make as many moves as it did last offseason, however, the moves the team did make were shrewder than last summer.
Moving forward, the Bolts have a 0.3% chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Puck Prospectus Rating) but there is certainly room to improve on a tumultuous first season under new ownership.
Read the entire preview here.