Revisiting the Martin St. Louis trade and its impact on the Lightning

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Revisiting the Martin St. Louis trade and its impact on the Lightning
Revisiting the Martin St. Louis trade and its impact on the Lightning

In the summer following the 2014-15 NHL season, I wrote about the Martin St. Louis trade and it's effect on the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise. At that point, the Lightning had only used one of the three picks the they acquired in the trade with the New York Rangers and had re-signed Ryan Callahan. Now, we've finally started to see the fruits of the trade in the NHL beyond just Callahan's impact. Callahan started off pretty hot with the Lightning. When he came over in 2013-14, he scored six goals and 11 points in 20 games. He was held scoreless in the playoffs as the Lightning were swept by the Montreal Canadiens. He then re-signed for six years at a cap hit, and term, that even at the time I

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