NHL Trade Dealine: Lightning Did Decent


Now that the deadline has passed and we’ve all had a chance to soak in the big names that changed places, it’s time to hand out those grades.



In: Ryan Callahan, Jonathan Marchessault, Dalton Smith, 2014 pick (2nd maybe 1st NYR), 2015 pick (1st NYR)
Out: Martin St. Louis, Dana Tyrell, Matt Taormina

Steve Yzerman was put into a very tough position by Martin St. Louis and he did the best he could which, all things considered, was pretty good. To have your leverage cut down to dealing with only one team and still getting potentially two first-round picks plus a very good player is well done. Callahan is not St. Louis but he’s no slouch by any means. And with Steven Stamkos getting the go to return on Thursday, they might be better now than they were a couple of days ago with Callahan and Stamkos sans St. Louis.

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