Well Sam Gagner’s time with the Tampa Bay Lightning is short lived. Gagner has been traded twice in under two hours. The Lightning have traded the center to the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes needed a centerman after buying out Mike Ribeiro due to behavioral issues.The Lightning also traded B.J. Crombeen as well. GM Steve Yzerman said he wanted to make cap room and has now done that. In return the Lightning have received a 6th round draft pick and have cleared roughly $5.6 million dollars in space and the Bolts are retaining 1/3 of Gagne’s salary.

Thomas Fernandez is the managing editor for Sports Talk Florida and News Talk Florida. He started his career in media by covering the NHL and the Tampa Bay Lightning. After covering the NHL for two years, he hopped on board the news cycle and has been covering both sports and news for the last year. He has covered major sporting events as well as politics which affects the Florida audience. Thomas is a Tampa native and graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor of arts in Public Relations.