Lightning will have some tough decisions to make this offseason
was told at the deadline that GM Julien BriseBois “was more than a bit snooty in fielding calls.”
RFA Brayden Point is going to get a big raise from the Lightning or through an offer sheet.
Joe Smith of The Athletic: Tampa Bay Lightning GM Julien BriseBois could look to buyout Ryan Callahan.
They could move out a forward and try to re-work their middle-six to make them “better suited for playoff hockey.”
Their blueline will also be getting a makeover.
The Lightning don’t have a lot of roster flexibility because of no-trade and no-movement clauses. They have around $6 million in salary cap space with free agents to re-sign.
Ken Campbell of The Hockey News: With only about $6 million in salary cap space – they need to re-sign Braydon Point, rebuild their blueline, and must take into consideration that Andrei Vasilevskiy will need a new contract after next season.
Could they find a team willing to take on Ryan Callahan’s salary along with some assets?
Could they look to trade Point’s rights or take the assets if he were to get offer sheeted.