Palat playing “big-boy” hockey for the Lightning

by Gary Shelton on June 10, 2015 · 1 comment

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Palat has been the glue to the Triplets line./JEFFREY S. KING

Palat has been the glue to the Triplets line/JEFFREY S. KING

Wednesday, 3:49 p.m.

He is the last Triplet you can name. The last one whose jersey you will buy.

He has the least amount of flash. The least amount of goals.

He is Ondrej Palat. And he is the glue.

If you wish, you can wax philosophic for days about Tyler Johnson, about the speed, about the sizzle. And you can rave about Nikita Kucherov, about the burst, about the brilliance. They are both terrific players. They are both

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