Why the Lightning Won't Win A Third Straight Stanley Cup

Reasons why it will be difficult to obtain a third Cup win in-a-row for Tampa Bay. Frustrating storylines. The AHL to add women referees. Florida rivalry staying hot. McDavid-Tanev examined.

Tampa Bay's justly proud defending champions believe they can win a third straight Stanley Cup.

Think again, fellas.

Not that I fault their optimism. Matter of fact I like that attitude. You gotta accent-u-ate-the-positive, eliminate the negative and don't mess with Mister In Between. (You can look it up under Johnny Mercer.)

But reality is different than …

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