After much speculation, the Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to trade one of their 'Big Three' forwards, sending centre Brad Richards and goaltender Johan Holmqvist to the Dallas Stars for goalie Mike Smith, centre Jeff Halpern and winger Jussi Jokinen.
The Montreal Canadiens have traded goaltender Cristobal Huet to the Washington Capitals for a second-round draft pick. Huet, 32, has a 21-12-6 record and 2.56 goals-against average this season with a .916 save percentage.
...the Rangers are getting very lucky with all these big names (Forsberg, Campbell and Richards) going out West.
...with the Canadiens trading Huet, they are putting their season in the hands of 20-year-old Carey Price. I'm shocked by this, especially after the way we burned Price last week. This is great for the Rangers. Not sure what Montreal is thinking.