Listened to SportsNet today and they spent some time discussing how difficult it would be for Tampa under the proposed compliance buyout and cap at $60 million next year. They asked the question of whether players with no movement clauses could be included which would complicate things further. They speculated that the players had to go back with a $65-67 million transitional cap for 2014.
"There is one other possibility that is a little more ominous for Tampa Bay: that the Islanders are too big, too fast and too good for the Lightning. Maybe they are the better team". Tom Jones after game 1