Like most of the world, Victor Hedman is home right now. The towering Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman is back in Sweden, keeping in shape thanks to his home gym and waiting for further instructions. Once NHL hockey returns however, there is no mistaking the marching orders for Hedman and his Bolts.
“When we start playing hockey again, our mission is to win, that’s the bottom line,” he said. “When that is, we don’t know. But once we’re back on the ice, we’re going to get that feeling back very quickly. Nothing has changed in that regard.”
Though the Lightning fell to Columbus in one of the most shocking playoff upsets ever last season (getting swept as the Presidents’ Trophy winners will do that), it was hard not to pick Tampa Bay to get revenge on the league in 2019-20.