NHL Rumors: Tampa Bay Lightning Interested in Blues Forward

According to the Fourth Period, The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the teams currently interested in St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev.

With the Blues currently out of the playoff picture, many believe that they will end up being sellers if they do not heat up before the deadline is here. As a result, players like Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko have been viewed as prime rental candidates. However, Barbashev is also a pending UFA who could get a lot of interest because of his solid two-way game and physicality. As a result, it makes sense that a team with Stanley Cup aspirations like the Lightning want to acquire him.

The Lightning have become famous for adding physical players to their middle six at the deadline, so let’s see if this trend continues this year. There’s no question that he would be a very solid addition to their group, but time will tell if it ends up coming to fruition. 

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