Tampa Bay Lightning trades Tyler Johnson for Brent Seabrook | MCUTimes

Tampa Bay Lightning trades Tyler Johnson for Brent Seabrook

That Tampa Bay Lightning has traded twice Stanley Cup champion Tyler Johnson and another round in 2023 to Chicago for Brent Seabrook’s contract the night before the NHL-free agency opens. The deal now puts Lightning under the ceiling on an expected list of 23 players. Julien BriseBois has done it again.

Seabrook, who returned to the trade, earns $ 6.875 million against the ceiling for the next three seasons, but is placed on LTIR, giving Lightning as much space each year during the season as relief. In essence, his contract is difficult.

The second round in 2023 as compensation for taking TJ is significantly less than what we originally feared. Last summer it was a first round. BriseBois gets this number down thanks to a very excited Chicago team that will very clearly fill the news cycle with anything but their sexual harassment scandal that paid through the nose to make their team better.

Tyler Johnson the player and the person

An unnamed free agent out of the WHL, Tyler Johnson joined the Norfolk Admirals in 2011-12 and won the Calder Cup in his first year with Jon Cooper, Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn. These three men can never stop talking about that AHL season, even after winning two Stanley Cups together.

After his second season in the AHL, Johnson was promoted to the Tampa Bay Lightning and quickly developed the Triplets line with Palat and Nikita Kucherov. They were unstoppable in 2014, and 2015 was running. And even after Brayden Point replaced TJ on this line, he was still a valuable member of the team’s top six – he scored nearly 30 goals for the second time in 2019. He played wing in 2020 and took on the role of 4C with pride – and even raise it to basically another third line – in the Cup race of 2021.

We will miss TJ, but this trade was necessary because of the ceiling, like losing Gourde to Seattle. Nine years they really flew by.

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