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Ranking The Atlantic Division Bluelines

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7.  Tampa Bay Lightning

March 9, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Tampa Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Victor HedmanMatt Carle

Eric BrewerSami Salo

Radko GudasKeith Aulie

WILDCARD – Slater Koekkoek

Another unit that could struggle with some aging players, and not many players in their “prime”  The Lightning still have Mattias Ohlund on the payroll for three more seasons, and he hasn’t played in 2 years due to injury.  Hedman still has room for improvement, and Aulie should be better than he has been, but the emergence of Koekkoek will be a big factor for the Bolts, but it might not be this year.