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By Andrew Levengood (@bednarik602)
In the 2012 offseason the only certain thing for the Tampa bay Lightning was that they had to acquire a goaltender, and before the draft or free agency started they sent backup goaltender Sebastian Caron, and two second round picks from this year’s draft and a third round choice in the 2013 draft to the Nashville Predators for Anders Lindback, Kyle Wilson, and a seventh round pick in this year’s draft. Acquiring Lindback is the key to the entire offseason for the Bolts. His acquisition gives them a young goalie with a very high ceiling to replace the rag tag group of veteran goalies that they played last season that registered the league worst 3.39 goals against average.
In the 2012 entry draft the Lightning used their two first round selections on defenseman Slater Koekkoek and goalie Andrei Vasilevski. Though these two players will not likely see any NHL time this season they depicted some of what Gene...