Lightning Acquire Lindback from Predators.

Lightning acquire Lindback from Predators.

Various sources reports the Tampa Bay Lightning have dealt goalie Sebastien Caron, two second-round draft picks (37th and 50th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, a 2013 third-round selection to the Nashville Predators in exchange for goalie Anders Lindback, forward Kyle Wilson, and a seventh round pick in 2012.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the reports Lightning GM Steve Yzerman was seeking a promising young goalie to grow with his team are anything to go by, this move likely takes them out of the market for a goaltending upgrade. Should Lindback reach the potential he’s believed capable of, he could become a star for the Lightning. He was never going to get the opportunity to be a starter in Nashville, and now has a golden opportunity with a Lightning club that desperately needed an upgrade between the pipes.

6 Comments

  1. Not a bad deal for either side

  2. Happy for the Bolts! Hopefully Lindback doesn’t turn out to be a bust and lives up to potential. They will need to ensure they have a solid vet presence there and focus on the defense and be patient with him as he grows into the roll! But overall good job by Stevie Y sticking to his guns. Kyle Wilson ain’t a bad pick up either, could prove to be a good filler D with some decent hands if they ever need him in the NHL.

  3. That slims down the market for Luongo, puts pressure on GM MG. Kinda don’t think they’ll keep both, if they do, they’ve got nothing sign with for free agents. (limited talent, but would love Barret Jackman)

  4. Don’t know if Garon is under contract for next or not but adding Harding would be a good idea to go with Lindback.

    Still think they screwed the pooch letting Smith walk. His ability to play the puck would be ideal to go with the 1-3-1.

    • The way phoenix plays makes goalies look much better than they actually are. Smith is Tampa would not perform nearly as well as he did with the yotes.

  5. We gave Smith ample time to show himself and failed.