TAMPA – One week ahead of the NHL trade deadline, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois got a jump on the competition to acquire a player coveted by a handful of playoff contenders.
The price comes at a premium for a Lightning team generally considered somewhat conservative when it comes to orchestrating trades at this time of the year.
But it all comes with a focus on the now in mind at the price of the future.
The Lightning acquired 28-year-old forward Blake Coleman from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward prospect Nolan Foote and the 2020 conditional first-round...
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