Joe Smith of The Athletic: The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this year’s deadline knowing that what happened at last year’s worked. They went on to hoist the Stanley Cup in six games over the Dallas Stars. Was that approach a model of sorts?
Tampa gave up a ton just to acquire Barclay Goodrow and especially Blake Coleman. Yet it worked and the Lightning have their third-line which will be good for years. It is their glue. With the flat cap and multiple years to make a run at friendly rates, Julian Brisebois actually made brilliant moves.