Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Facing cap crunch, Lightning using 'Last Dance' mentality in bid to repeat
The Lightning are set to lose one player in the Seattle expansion draft process later this month and they’ll be challenged to retain their UFAs amid a cap crunch. Discomforting as that reality may be, it’s also been a source of motivation for a Lightning team trying to repeat.