Breaking Down the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Unrestricted Free Agents

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2. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

The 38 year old forward just finished the second year of his two-year contract with the Lightning. Bellemare probably still has something left in the tank to play in the NHL but it seems unlikely that he will do so in Tampa.

The Lightning would probably like to get a bit faster and younger in their bottom six and it is hard to see Bellemare being part of it going forward. During his time in Tampa he was great on face-offs and the penalty kill and provided important contributions that were not always on the scoresheet. He is probably in line to get another one year contract somewhere but it is unlikely it will be with the Lightning.