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Alex Killorn: the Lightning have offered him a long contract with a lower annual value
For the first time in four years, the Tampa Bay Lightning did not reach the Stanley Cup Final this season.

Jon Cooper’s team lost in the first round in six games to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This season’s Lightning was far less dominant than it had been over the past three seasons.

This is largely due to the salary cap, which has finally caught up with the Lightning, much to the delight of NHL fans everywhere.

The salary cap was the trigger for the departure of several players key to the team’s success (especially in the playoffs), such as Yanni Gourde and Ondrej Palat.

The absence of these players this season really showed, and that’s what led to the Lightning’s loss.

And unfortunately for Tampa, the salary cap will once again be unkind to the team.

Indeed, Julien BriseBois will once again be forced to let key players go for lack of cap space.

One of these players is Alex Killorn.

The 33-year-old winger is coming off the best season of his career with 64 points (27 goals and 37 assists) in 82 games, and he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.

So everything is in place for Killorn, who has earned $4.45 million a year over the past seven seasons, to earn a generous salary increase.

Although Killorn is attached to Tampa, he may very well want to test the autonomous player market, especially after seeing the Lightning’s supposed last offer.

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Lightning have offered a longer-term contract with a lower annual value.

Friedman adds, however, that he really doesn’t believe Killorn will accept the offer.

The 33-year-old knows that there’s a lot of interest in him on the market, so he’s well aware that he could get a very big contract with very good annual value.

In fact, one of the teams interested could be the Montreal Canadiens.

The CH might want to sign a veteran like Killorn to surround the youngsters during the rebuild.

However, if Killorn still wants to win, despite his two Stanley Cups, well, Montreal isn’t the destination for him in the short term.

In short, the Lightning are looking to keep Killorn, but that may be nearly impossible considering Tampa should have about $7,325,000 in salary cap space, and that’s with LTIR-eligible players placed on the LTIR.


Ross Colton, Alex Killorn, Corey Perry, Tanner Jeannot, Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, Ian Cole and Brian Elliott are the Lightning’s uncontracted players for next season.

In short, this is another file to keep an eye on.

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