Submitted by SJR1709 on June 30, 2006 - 12:36
TSN is reporting that the Lightning have traded forward Fredrik Modin and goalie Fredrik Norrena to the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Marc Denis. While I'm glad to see the Bolts finally got an NHL experienced goaltender, I'm not so sure that Denis is the guy that will lead the Bolts back to the Stanley Cup. From what I've seen of him over the past couple of seasons while watching him play for Columbus, he has shown some flashes of greatness but nothing consistant. Denis had a record last season of 21-25-1 with a 3.25 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. I guess at this point what's done is done and we'll all have to wait and see how he works out. Other the other side of the deal, losing Modin is a tough pill to swallow. Over the past few seasons he has been a very good and consistant big forward with a booming shot putting up over 30 goals a season. His presence in the dressingroom, on the ice, and on the score sheet will be missed for the bolts. We never got to see Norrena on the ice for the Bolts so one can only hope that we didn't miss out on a tremendous goaltender. As I said before, only time will tell to see how this one worksout.