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Quick Strikes: Bolts move Bishop to Kings

The post-trade hangover is officially here. A sorrowful goodbye to Ben Bishop, a cheerful hello to Peter Budaj and Eric Cernak.

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The Bolts and Crunch

Jones: Trading Ben Bishop hard but right thing for Lightning. "Bishop, traded Sunday to the Los Angeles Kings, is responsible for one of the best runs in Lightning history, leading it to the playoffs the past three seasons. He probably gave Tampa Bay its best chance to claim a playoff berth this season. Honestly, the Lightning isn't as good today as it was yesterday." [Tampa Bay Times]

Lightning trades Ben Bishop to Kings. "Yzerman said there were doubts about whether the Lightning would move Bishop at the deadline, noting the ‘unpredictable’ goalie market. The Lightning and Kings hadn't been talking long, he said. Bishop had a partial no-trade list, but the Kings were not on it.” [Tampa Bay Times]

Bolts GM Steve Yzerman discusses the blockbuster trade from last night. []

The Lighting acquired veteran goaltender Peter Budaj. Here’s a piece published earlier this month about him and his newfound success this year. [Sports Illustrated]

Some trade rumors before the Bishop trade was announced. Apparently the Kings were (are?) shopping Marian Gaborik. Also news on where Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene may end up. [Bleacher Report]

Well-deserved. Veteran Erik Condra notches his first career hat-trick for the Crunch. []

The League

Dallas Stars shop Patrick Eaves to Anaheim for a few picks. [CBC Sports]

The Minnesota Wild dump a few picks to acquire Martin Hanzel and Ryan White from Arizona. [AZ Central]

The Bye-week hasn’t quite turned out to be what the league thought. News has also surfaced that the league is reviewing a two week bye to replace this year’s installment. [Las Vegas Review Journal]

“The National Hockey League (NHL), Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and PPG are donating $100,000 to help fund a local year-round hockey center. The money will help convert the facility at the South Park Ice Skating Rink into a year-round hockey center. A ceremonial check presentation was made during Saturday’s outdoor Stadium Series game at Heinz Field.” [CBS Pittsburgh]