Originally Posted by timothy
There is absolutely no way that you win a bidding war for Brown and as part of the offer to Brown was to let the remainder of the 2011-12 season count for the first of a two-year ELC -- and then you send him him to AHL for the only season you have to evaluate him before you have to re-sign.
There's no way Brown isn't on the NHL roster.
Isn't he an RFA at the end of the year? He would be no different than Tic or any of the other RFAs that are playing in Syracuse - you still would have his rights. If you can send Connolly down, why not Brown?
"There is one other possibility that is a little more ominous for Tampa Bay: that the Islanders are too big, too fast and too good for the Lightning. Maybe they are the better team". Tom Jones after game 1