It's that time of year, folks. We are under 24 hours away from the NHL trade deadline. With some big names on the market, and a couple big names now off the market, there will certainly be a flurry of activity as we move towards 3 p.m EST tomorrow. Over the course of the next day or so, I will be updating this blog regularly with Lightning moves, moves that interest the Lightning, and rumors.
St. Louis Blues send Ben Bishop to the Ottawa Senators for a 2nd round pick in 2013. This is a great pick up for the Senators. The reason I have this posted here is that the Bolts had been rumored to be in on the big tender. Now, with Bishop off the market, you can bet Steve Yzerman will be desperately working the phones.
Hitting my desk this morning was word that the Lightning may be making a bigger play for Jonathan Bernier of the Los Angeles Kings. This would be a great fit for the Bolts, but I'm not sure we see anything happen before the deadline.
Detroit Red Wings send Mike Commodore to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a conditional 7th round draft pick. This is a great pick up for Steve Yzerman that basically came free. This could be another steal.
Darren Dreger is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have sent Keith Aulie to the Lightning. Details to follow. UPDATE: Carter Ashton going to TOR.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Lightning have dealt Matt Gilroy to the Senators in exchange for Brian Lee. Here's the first deal I'm not sure on....
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