Reporting Justin Pawlowski
Every morning at 9:45, The Commish goes Around The Bay to bring you all of the news and stories involving Tampa Bay area teams. With hockey season reaching an epic conclusion last night, the offseason is underway as teams have 48 hours from the end of the Stanley Cup Finals to decide whether or not to use any of their two amnesty buyouts over the next two summers.
And who better to talk hockey with than the Tampa Tribune’s Lightning beat writer, Erik Erlendsson. Erik stops by to tell The Commish about the details of any buyout process, which Lightning players are candidates to be bought out, whether or not the Bolts will be active in the trade market, why they’ll end up with a franchise-type player with the 3rd overall pick, and why the Bolts are closer than some pundits think.