TAMPA – After dancing around the possibility for 10 months, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally said goodbye to center Tyler Johnson on the eve of the free agent window opening.
Johnson was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday along with a second round draft pick in 2023 in exchange for defenseman Brent Seabrook.
It marks the end of remarkable nine year run for Johnson. who helped turn Tampa Bay into a consistent contender and eventual back-to-back champion.
But the salary cap came calling and the move was made solely from a business stand point. And from that stand point, the move provides ...
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