Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) celebrate after the Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens in game three of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off a Stanley Cup victory. It came with an epic boat parade that was fit for a college frat house. Once again, the Tampa Bay Lightning are up against the salary cap, and they can’t put Nikita Kucherov on LTIR again. The entire league is looking at the Lightning after going $18 million over the cap (although some of those deals were trading for injured players).