TAMPA – Despite very little salary cap space and tempered expectations from Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois, the team did, in fact, pull off a trade deadline move to bolster a roster looking to defend a Stanley Cup title starting next month.
In a complicated three-way deal that likely required all sorts of spreadsheets, mathematic equations and numerous phone calls along with an abacus or two, the Lightning acquired a veteran right-hand shot defenseman to bolster the blue line that has been thinned by offseason free agent departures and injuries.
When BriseBois met with...
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