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Old 05-10-2021, 04:55 PM   #1
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In a blockbuster move heralded by the fans ex-captain Brent Burns has been acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team is excited to bring the star back home, and have already cleared out his old locker for him.

When requested for a quote, Burns had to say “It is great to come back home. When I had signed my extension last summer, I had intended to see out my contract in Tampa. It had come as a huge surprise when I had been moved, but I understand the reasoning behind the trade. I’m excited to see the other moves that have been made, and believe we have a competitive team this year. I’m also happy that Braun has made the journey with me. We have built a great bond during our brief time together in Montreal and look forward to bring further success to the Lightning”

The trade with Montreal Canadiens has been consummated as follows

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Brent Burns
Justin Braun

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Sean Farrell
2022 3rd

TB Lightning have had a busy couple of days as they have finally shored up their defense bringing in Braun, Burns and Mayfield over the last 24 hours. This follows their move earlier in the month, when they brought in top centre Sean Couturier. They are believed to still be in the market for goaltending and another top six forward. They are perfectly happy going in to free agency and plucking some help from that crop.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:14 PM   #2
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From a Habs perspective we really wanted to keep most of our roster in tact from last season. However the salary cap required there to be a causality or two.

We were happy to send him Tampa where he will play a prominent role.

Sean Farrell was a prospect we wanted to get. When Montreal drafted him last season Cole Caufield tweeted one word. “Steal”. So far Farrell is proving him right as he dominated the USHL racking up 101 points. Hopefully he can translate to the pro level, in a few years. He is most likely a long term project, but I felt it was worth the risk.

Things are quiet in Montreal right now, but that could change soon enough.
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Good work agulati, starting to put a stamp on your team.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:57 PM   #4
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Farrell is definitely a promising diamond in the rough pick. I was on the fence towards moving him, since I think he can definitely find his way to the NHL. Would be interesting to follow his career at Harvard
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Great trade for both teams. One using cap, the other needing space.
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