NHL Rumors: Lightning Looking At Specific Forward To Add At Trade Deadline

The Tampa Bay Lightning have done very well in acquiring key depth pieces for their playoff runs. They have made it to the Stanley Cup final in three consecutive seasons and won two of those times. Their top players have not been the only driving factor for their success.

This season the Lightning would like to acquire players like they have in the past like Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow who can do it all from the bottom-six, according to Elliotte Friedman. At the 2020 trade deadline, both players were acquired and the team went on to win back-to-back Cups. It cost them two first round picks and top prospect Nolan Foote, but was well worth it. They are once again a top team in the league that is looking to make it to the Cup final for a fourth consecutive season.

The Lightning lost both Coleman and Goodrow after their back-to-back Cups and brought in Brandon Hagel and Nick Paul as deadline additions. They have both been good, but don't have the same edge like the Lightning are looking for. Since the team doesn't have an abundance of cap space, a player like this won't be easy to find. This also may be the only move the Lightning makes this season. They have most of their pieces already in pace for another playoff run.

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