February 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman talks to the media before a game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

Recapping The Tampa Bay Lightning's Offseason Moves

With the extended lockout and excitement over the players votes finally coming through, training camp staring the next day, and opening night coming the day after training camp ends, it’s hard to remember what moves have happened during the off season. I recapped the Free Agent List a few days ago, letting you know what faces not to expect back in a Lightning uniform, and who had re-signed.

Jaroslav Janus, Sabastien Piche, Brett Clark, Mike Commodore, Dwayne Roloson, Bruno Gervais, Ryan Shannon, Sebastien Caron, Tim Wallace, Scott Jackson, Mike Kosta, Brandon Segal, and Trevor Smith are Free Agents who will not be in Bolt Blue come Saturday. Some are playing under a different team, some are not. Ryan Shannon is playing in Switzerland!

Trades since June 15

July 10 B.J. Crombeen (F), 2014 5th round draft pick in exchange for 2013 4th round draft pick, 2014 4th round draft pick (St. Louis Blues)

July 23 Michel Oullet (F), 2012 5th round draft pick (Boston Bruins) in exchange for the rights to Benoit Pouliot (F)

June 15 Anders Lindback (G), Kyle Wilson (F), 2012 7th round draft pick (Nashville Predators)  in exchange for two 2012 2nd round draft picks, 2013 3rd round draft pick

Free Agent additions:

On July 1 Sami Salo was signed for 2 years. 

On July 4 Matt Carle signed a 6 year deal.

To Recap:
Additions:
Matt Carle, Anders Lindback, Matt Tormina, Benoit Pouliot, B.J. Crombeen, Kyle Wilson, Sami Salo, Dmitry Korobov

Acquired in the 2012 Draft:

10th Overall Slater Koekkoek D-Peterborough-OHL

19th Overall Andrei Vasilevskiy G-Ufa2-Russia

I would love to hear from you what you think will be better for the team this season (Power plays, etc…) and why/who you think is the solution, also where do you see the team struggling? Please email your opinion to [email protected]! Or you can comment on our Facebook page.

Dolly Dolce
@HulaDolly

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