How Joe Pavelski chose between Stars, Lightning after leaving Sharks
Many years with the San Jose Sharks, Joe Pavelski last summer was an unrestricted free agent. He visited two teams in free agency. Tampa Bay and Dallas. Podolski, of course, signed with the stars, but he knows the lightning well. No, they're deep teams. They have good team, speed and skill on, you know they have some good defense and a great goalie over there, So there's their team that has something to prove, as well and You know, that's what I think it would make a good measure. With players like Pavelski and Corey Perry, Jamie Benn stars have a nice mix of veterans and young, rising stars. Now this is the first Cup final for Dallas in 20 years, actually it back to back years, 1999 and 2000. Tampa Bay lost to Chicago in 2015 in the Cup final and then was so close to getting there but heartbreak for the Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals in 2016 against Pittsburgh in 2018 against Washington. They lead those Siri's three games to two. They were a game away from the Stanley Cup final on Lito let it get away, and they lost both Siri's In seven games.