Tampa Gets Better. Panthers Get Nothing!

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 18: Simon Gagne #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers reacts after defeating the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 3-0 to win Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wachovia Center on May 18, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Simon Gagne Now With Tampa. Source: Yardbarker

 I decided to take a few minutes from my crazy work day to knock this out.  The Tampa Bay Lightning just traded for left wing Simon Gagne  of the Philadelphia Flyers!

The return going to Philly?  Defenceman  Matt Walker  and a fourth round draft choice in 2011.

C’mon! Are you kidding me?  Matt Frickin’ Walker and a fourth round pick for a potential 25-35 goal scorer?

How much offence does Tampa need?  Lecavalier, St. Louis, Stamkos, Malone.  Now Gagne!  Where does it end?

I realize he’s had some injuries, but did we even try?  I mean I’d have no problem paying this guy $5.25 million for one more year. 

Trade options:

Rusty Olesz and a draft pick.

Bryan Allen and a draft pick

Stevie Weiss and the rights to Ville Koistenen.

My old ten speed and two draft picks.  Nah, on second thought, I love that bike.  Go with one of the above.

Put your general manager suit on and ask yourself, would you take a one year shot at this guy?

History of injuries will be the excuse for why we didn’t, which you certainly have to consider.  But, how good would Gagne have looked on the first line?

I really want to know if we even made an offer!

Patience everyone.  You’re going to need a lot of it!

Thanks for reading.

Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.


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