The Tampa Bay Lightning, having acquired defenseman Kyle Quincey from the Colorado Avalanche, have subsequently dealt him to the Detroit Red Wings for a first round pick and minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A rare “three-way” trade, and a nice move by Lightning GM Steve Yzerman as he continues to restock for next season, landing a first round pick (though it’ll be low in the first round) for Quincey, who should provide additional depth for the Red Wings defense down the stretch and into playoffs, plus could be a possible replacement for Brad Stuart, who could depart this summer via the UFA market. It’s a homecoming of sorts, as Quincey began his NHL career with Detroit before being claimed off waivers by the LA Kings in 2008. Wings GM Ken Holland said he was looking for a player who could compliment his roster, rather than pursuing big name stars. Quincey could fit in nicely, especially if, like so many who’ve gone to Detroit, his game improves under coach Mike Babcock.