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05-14-2012, 07:08 PM
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Are the Tampa Bay lighting about to start a decline?

in 2011 the Tampa bay lighting made it to the conference final fast forward one year and they missed the playoffs and Now I have to ask was 2011 the best chance they will have to win a cup for a few years? are they about to start a decline?


Yes I know they have Stamkos and headman and those are great building blocks but They traded away both Steve Downie and Kubina,, St louis while he is a great player will be 37 before the season starts. Malone will be 33 on his next birthday, Vinny is 31 and his point production has been going down the past 3 seasons, Plus they don't know if Ohlund will ever play again and they hve no goalie right now.

The goalie situation I do believe will be fixed by trading with Vancouver but what will the price be? are they going to want to dump is contract? or will they want a big winger in Return maybe something built around Malone? and if he is moved that leaves another hole in their scoring.

Am I the only one that can see a little bit of a retooling job needed in TB over the next couple years? I'm not going to call it a complete rebuild cause any time you have Stamkos and Headman I don't think thats needed however their are some aging parts on the lighting and some holes to fill.

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But I think Victor HEADMAN is a really good player.

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They mainly just need a goalie that isn't on the decline.

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That headman guy is pretty good.

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When you have a 23 year-old Steven Stamkos on your team, you're never that far away from contention.

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05-14-2012, 07:26 PM
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hey Tampa,

lets decline together.

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05-14-2012, 07:28 PM
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Does no one see that this is the Tampa Bay:


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05-14-2012, 07:55 PM
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No, They will bounce-back next season imo.

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I don't think so. Really depends on how they address the goalie/defense this offseason though.

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That headman guy is pretty good.
As is Martin Saint Lewis


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I'm surprised no LightNing fans have been offended.

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I'm surprised no LightNing fans have been offended.
We like slapstick. Plus this has the makings of an epic thread.

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I'm also a big fan of the defenceman Brendan Michaelson!!!

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I'm also a big fan of the defenceman Brendan Michaelson!!!

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Tampa bay lighting does good work. Sustainable business.

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We'll see what they do in the offseason. This is a team that will be dangerous if they get a few key pieces to surround what they already have.

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05-14-2012, 09:12 PM
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Tampa bay lighting does good work. Sustainable business.
I heard they still only offer incandescent bulbs though. LED is the new way.

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Yzerman still has some cleanup to do for the mess the idiot twins left him with.

Those 8 (or however many) top 60 picks in this years draft should help in a few years.

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http://www.tampabaylighting.com/

The OP must have been have been so perplexed when he couldn't find anything about Victor Headman on the Tampa Bay Lighting Site.

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Well, their defense and goaltending sucks.

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I must say... I see a dim future for this team.

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I must say... I see a dim future for this team.


That's gold.

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hey Tampa,

lets decline together.

- caps fan
C'mon down! There's plenty of room for both of you. The stench isn't so bad once you get used to it.

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