NHL Trade Deadline: Tampa Bay Lightning In Disarray As Deadline Comes

February 26th, 2010 by JC De La Torre Leave a reply »
Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Brian Lawton has done it again. His team is in ninth in the Eastern Conference, just a single point out of the playoffs, yet he couldn't help himself.

The team had grown together, playing some excellent hockey in the third quarter of the season before a late slump before the Olympic break dropped them behind the pack. Yet the General Manager cares nothing for consistency, belief in a system, or chemistry.

The same General Manager who traded perennial all-stars Brad Richards and Dan Boyle for what amounted to a bag of hockey pucks decided to interject himself into the Lightning's locker room, firing associate coach Wes Walz and promoting one of his cronies, Jim Johnson, to Walz's position.

It's a shocking move, as head coach Rick Tocchet was not even consulted on the coaching staff change.

Think about that for a second folks—the head coach had no say in his coaching staff. Essentially Lawton took the legs out from underneath his head coach.

Who's running this team? The Glazers?

So let me ask you this, Lightning fans—do you trust Brian Lawton with your trade deadli ...

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