Deal to put Crowley in Norfolk falls through

According to Everett Herald Silvertips writer Nick Patterson, a potential deal that would have put Lightning draftee Dane Crowley in Norfolk to end the season has fallen through.

Crowley, a defenseman, was coming off a year in which he scored 10 goals and 29 points in 66 games for Everett of the WHL. Prior to last year Crowley scored 17 points in 29 games with the 'Tips after being acquired from Swift Current at the 2007 WHL trade deadline.

Any potential NHL contract between Tampa Bay and the WHL overager this summer was thought to be dependent on reasonable contract demands from the Crowley camp. It appears this is already off to a bad start, if indeed there is anywhere to go from here.

It is unknown at this time whether the contract in question was an AHL amateur tryout agreement or an NHL entry deal.

Crowley was a sixth round pick of the Bolts in 2006.