The last six years of Rangers-Lightning trades and free agency have caused me to root heavily against the Lightning in the playoffs. If Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Brian Boyle, Anton Stralman and J.T. Miller couldn’t win in New York, I didn’t want to see them win somewhere else. But now with McDonagh and Kevin Shattenkirk as the only ex-Rangers on the Lightning, my fear of them winning has faded.
Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider talk about the Lightning’s recent blowout win over the Rangers, getting over last season’s first-round sweep after the historical regular season, the play of Kevin Shattenkirk, the recent history of Lightning-Rangers trades, the Lightning legacies of Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan and expectations this season.