With the Tampa Bay Lightning beginning their season tonight, the guys producers of Fan Interference got together with Greg Linnelli (of the Greg Linnelli show and Game Day Uncensored) to talk about tonight’s game, and project a little forward throughout the season.
Before the season even got started, the Lightning have been forced to make a few tough decisions as Richard Panik was claimed off waivers by Toronto, and news came out that veteran defenseman Eric Brewer would be a healthy scratch along with Mark Barbario. Panik appears to be a victim of the numbers game with guys like Connolly and Kucherov making the big club, making Panik expendable.
In the first four games which are at home, the guys are looking at the Lightning carrying over some of their better moments from the preseason into the regular season. The Lightning special teams which had a lot of good moments allowing one goal on the penalty kill is something that the team will want to continue into the regular season.