Could the Lightning be mighty like the Ducks of old?
Tampa Bay has climbed up the playoff rankings with a vengance becoming the best offensive team in the league…….. but for how long?Tampa really took it to Toronto last night and earned the two points that put them in the race for first place in East and possibly in the league.
Could this be the makings of a Cinderella team for the playoffs? It’s possible but they still have to prove they are tough enough to last in the Post season. As we all know it takes more the offensive talent to come out on top. Teams like Ottawa support this theory for the past 5 years.
The lightning made great additions by adding Cory Stillman and Daryl Sydor. Not doubt in my mind this is why they are playing the way they are. Not just because of the additional talent, but the piece of mind of not worrying about who else is getting traded. Lets face it, I’m not using it as an excuse but a lot of teams tend to slow down around the trade deadline especially the teams that are buying.
So will the Lightning bring thunder, or like the Ducks sink down under?
Wether they do or don’t I think this club is headed toward the right direction. THey have the talent and decent goal tending as long as they stay consistent, this could be the rise of a new contender. St. Louis, LeCavalier, Richards, along with others such as Datsyuk, Heatley, Kovalchuk, Nash, Stajan, Malone and many others, is the look of what Hockey will become.
So as the game grows, this team will grow too along with other young teams.
The high scoring days are soon coming!