1. Alex Killorn
Like Ondrej Palat a year ago, another one of the Lightning’s key members is due for a new contract. Alex Killorn has been in the Lightning organization longer than any other player and after back-to-back career seasons, it is reasonable that this could be the end of his time in Tampa.
Killorn just finished a seven year contract worth $4.45 Million per year. He is more than deserving of a raise from that previous amount in the same way Palat was. If the Lightning are going to re-sign him, they probably cannot exceed that previous amount and probably would prefer to be quite a bit below that number, At 33 years old, Killorn does not have many pay days left. After expressing in the past that he wants to retire as a member of the Lightning, he may have to take a significant pay cut in order to do so.