Many great players have donned the Tampa Bay Lightning sweater over the franchise’s existence. The franchise has existed less than 30 years and has already been able to boast all-world players at their positions. That being said, there are only two other players that I strongly considered for a place on the top four of Lightning history. In order, those players are goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and Vincent Lecavalier. Vasilevskiy could find himself unseating one of the above players if he stays on his current trajectory. That was not lost on me, but as of now, he is second in most major statistical categories to Ben Bishop. At just 27, it would be more surprising if he did not end up surpassing the greats listed above than if he did. Regardless, the fact that all but one of the places consist of current players is a testament to just how great of a place this team is both currently and in the future.
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