Tampa Bay Lightning: Which Players Could Be Moved By The Trade Deadline?

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Nick H asks: Will Matt Carle be moved by the trade deadline?

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I decided that im going to make this one a bit longer. This weeks question specifically asks just about Matt Carle being moved. We will talk about Carle and the potential move before the deadline, but we will also talk about other Tampa Bay Lightning players that could be moved before the trade deadline.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are a team built on speed, and the system they play in under Head Coach Jon Cooper allows them to use their speed in order to create offensive chances while also playing a solid defensive game. Many of the players on this current Lightning roster play this system very well, and if they were to be moved, they would need to be replaced by a player that, in theory, can play the system better or just as well as the person they replaced.

Some of these players could be traded for draft picks and prospects while others could have other NHL players from other teams tied into the deal. That depends on the players the Lightning decide that they want to deal. At this point in the season, do I expect a shakeup in the roster? Yes. Will everything I mention in this article actually happen No. But, if there were moves that were to be made, these are the players who would most likely be shipped off.

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