Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the arena floor during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Draft 2014: Tampa Bay Lightning Select Brayden Point: Fans React

The Tampa Bay Lightning has made their fourth selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, and with the 79th overall selection, they have picked center Brayden Point.

As most of you know, this is the first non-defense player that the Lightning has chosen in this year’s draft.

Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman made a strong commitment to the defense this year, drafting three defensemen before Point.

On the flip side, with all of the young talent that made the jump from the development system onto the main roster last season, in addition to the move I am fairly certain we are going to see this season, we are going to have a few holes to fill on offense.

This is where Brayden Point comes in.

Now that everyone has an idea of what the young Calgary native could potentially bring to the table, fans have begun to take to places like Twitter to express their reactions to the newest member of the Bolts Nation.

Let’s take a look at what some of those fans have to say.

While he may be a year or two away from actually skating out on the ice at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Lightning blue, there is no denying that he is going to be a very valuable asset to the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

I have to give Yzerman credit for his forward vision. It is certainly paying off for us right now.

What do you think about the newest member of the Lightning organization? What do you think he brings to the table for the Bolts? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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