Monday, October 6, 2008

Tampa Bay trades Vancouver for defense

Lightning Acquire D Lukas Krajicek, LW Juraj Simek

I had suspected that this was the case, but now I know for sure. The guys who are running the Tampa Bay Lightning have no idea what they're doing when it comes to the defense. Not a clue. It is totally over their heads.

It also confirms for me that they're not talking to their coaching staff, either. Melrose, who used to be a defenseman, would know better and would've suggested someone more experienced, I'm sure. And if they did ask, then nobody listened. So there's that disconnect going on as well.

They've got the forward thing down, at least - even though they keep wanting to stock up on them when they've got plenty. And I guess it doesn't matter at this point if they were just lucky with the goaltending or actually knew what they were doing there. The goalies are pretty good anyways - despite any of that.

It was an even two-fer trade: Ouellet & O'Brien for Simek & Krajicek; a forward and a defenseman for the same back.

Well, that's good to know. It's good to be prepared because I think it might be a long season for the Lightning. Which is too bad, really. They deserve better than that.

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TAG said...

I couldn't agree more, I just started a blog myself and have a pretty long rant on there this morning. I sit here try and find any Lightning people who think that this was a good move, I still haven't found one

RJ said...

I agree, the new brass needs a "defense for dummies" book. This team's #1 nedd in the offseason was the "D", and it was poorly addressed.