"Please be advised that in order to avoid any confusion over the next couple of weeks, as GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning Organization I am the only person authorized to speak on behalf of the team with regard to player transactions."
"No other person is authorized to negotiate player transactions. Any questions, feel free to call."
Sorry to say that I will not be attending NHL draft next week in Montreal due to second quarter budget cuts. If only it was a week later!
Hedman told Point Blank that he has a flight to New York on Sunday afternoon and the Islanders are picking him up at the airport. He has all day Monday open on his schedule to meet with the team. On Tuesday, he travels to Tampa Bay.
"In my mind, the most important point in having two second round picks is the ability to move up in the draft....If you find that there is a player you really like, and it could be a late first-round pick, you can trade those two picks and move up to possibly acquire a first-round pick."