After failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second straight year following a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011, the Tampa Bay Lightning are undergoing a facelift.
Goaltending and defense proved to be the team's biggest issues in 2012-13, when the Lightning dropped to 14th in the East. That earned them the third pick in the NHL Draft, which they used to select the forward Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Drouin figures to get every chance to spend the season with Tampa Bay.
Yzerman, now entering his fourth season as GM, said changes had to be made after back-to-back disappointing seasons.