4) Another BIG goalie trade was the wild, wacky, much talked about, supposed to happen last year, where is Schneider when you need him (oh right they traded him too) palm trees and sandy beaches trade of Roberto Luongo back to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jacob Markstrom. This rumour of Lou going back to Florida was no secret but it looked like Vancouver would keep the goalie after they dealt Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils during the draft pick last year. Not the case, Lou was sent to Florida, Eddie Lack became Vancouver's new #1 and Tim Thomas had to deal with the fact he was being replaced by the goalie he beat in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. In 2011 Tim Thomas was the goalie for the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins but don't worry Thomas and Lou barely had a cup of coffee together let alone a practice before Thomas was sent to the Dallas Stars to back up Kari Lehtonen. Sometimes I feel like the wonderful world of NHL hockey has more back stories then the soap "Days of Our Lives" I can barely keep up.
5) Eye for an Eye? Good question. Another headliner during the NHL trade deadline was Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Martin St. Louis being traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for their Captain Ryan Callahan. With this trade Steven Stamkos became the new Captain for the Lightning and the Rangers have yet to pick a new Captain. They are listing Brad Richards, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal as Alternate Captains but nobody is wearing the "C".
This is probably all of the recap you need for now! Next post expect to hear about the NHL standings for the playoffs! With this new wild card division thing I myself need a recap! Enjoy!