Jan 1, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison (5) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Rogers Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire Jason Garrison: Fans React

Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks fans react to the Jason Garrison acquisition.

It would seem that draft day is already and full swing and the actual draft hasn’t even started yet.

Tampa Bay Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman has made his first move of the night as the Lightning have acquired defenseman Jason Garrison, along with the rights to left wing Jeff Costello and a 7th round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the Lightning’s second round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

While this means that the Lightning will no longer have a pick in the second round, it also means that the Bolts have acquired a quality defenseman that can help us fill some of the holes that were left in the defensive line at the conclusion of last season.

Since the new broke, both Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks fans have taken to Twitter to express their feeling about the trade. I think it is safe to say that the Lightning got the better end of this deal.

Here is a look at what some fans had to say.


From the reactions I have seen thus far from the Vancouver Canucks fans, we are getting a well-respected, solid defenseman and the best part of the whole deal is that we got him for next to nothing.

Oh, and for the record…he really does have a fabulous beard. Him and Radko Gudas are going to make a heck of a pair.

This may be the first deal of the night, but it may not be the last.

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