In 2010, Clark played in 64 games for the Avalanche, scoring 3 goals and adding 17 assists, ranking him 95th among all defensemen in scoring. Clark isn't a very big defenseman in the league, but does skate well and distribute the puck to make up for his size. These could be beneficial attributes to the Lightning, who are currently rebuilding their line-up.
|Steven Stamkos||Pavel Kubina||Dan Ellis|
|Martin St. Louis||Victor Hedman||Mike Smith|
|Vincent Lecavalier||Brett Clark|
|Ryan Malone||Mattias Ohlund|
The Lightning have a couple buyouts on the books, including a massive buyout to Vaclav Prospal, which still has another five seasons on it, not to mention the Todd Fedoruk buyout from this Summer, which has two seasons on it. Combine those with the 11 guys on the roster, the Lightning have a 2011 cap hit of $40.7 million on the books right now. I'm not sure if the Lightning have the okay to go right up to the ceiling, but I would have to think it would be close with the new ownership giving a long leash to new management.