The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking forward to the upcoming season, especially with the news that free agent Alex Tanguay has agreed to a contract and is said to be set to join the team pending medical clearance.
A report on RDS Television said that former Hab Tanguay has agreed to the offer set by Tampa Bay contingent on passing a medical exam. The news has Vincent Lecavalier primed and ready for the upcoming season with new hope for his franchise. It looks like a little piece of Montreal is joining him after all, even if it wasn’t in the way that many had hoped for.
“All the guys I talked to who played with him said he’s unbelievable,” Lecavalier said. “He’s going to bring a lot of offence to our team. He’s a hard-working guy, a good guy and you never have enough of those guys. I played with him in the world juniors (in 1998). I’m happy he’s part of it.”
Together with winger Martin St. Louis, Lecavalier lobbied hard for Tanguay to join the Lightning. Now that he should be on his way, things in Tampa are certainly looking up. The addition of Mattias Ohlund from the Vancouver Canucks gives veteran depth to the defensive corps, while second overall draft pick Victor Hedman gives the team reason for excitement too.
“It’s a big season,” Lecavalier said. “We didn’t have a good season last year but the team has changed and has been given a new dimension.”
This signing should give the team the boost they’ve been looking for. They’ll take to the ice with a heck of a line-up in the upcoming season, with Lecavalier, St. Louis, Tanguay, and a confident Steven Stamkos ready to rock, Tampa might be a team that will sneak up on a lot of other clubs.
Posted by Jordan Richardson.