Tampa Bay superstar Nikita Kucherov has been one of the best wingers in the NHL over the last few seasons. His skill set is one of a kind and can easily put up a three-point performance in a matter of minutes. That will be on hold this season as Kucherov will undergo hip surgery and will be sidelined for the entire 2020-21 regular season.
Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will undergo hip surgery and miss the 2020-21 regular season.https://t.co/tg8WPr6w88
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 23, 2020
This is a huge blow to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a big part of the top line with Point and Palat. Their offense will take a huge blow this season with Kucherov not on the ice to produce as much offense as he usually provides.
Who do you think needs to step up on that first line to help cushion the blow of Kucherov missing the playoffs? Let us know.