Six months after coming under new management with the goal of winning a Stanley Cup and weeks after announcing its intent to become a cap team, the Florida Panthers took the first step in putting that plan into motion.
It was a bittersweet day in Tampa Bay on Wednesday. The Lightning officially welcomed back Steven Stamkos from injury, but he will no longer form a dynamic duo with Martin St. Louis, the longtime face of the franchise.
Go ahead, feel sorry for the poor Sabres after dumping their best players. But wait till you get a load of their haul from wheeling and dealing. With the ice shavings settled, who made the right (and wrong) trades before the cutoff?