The Lightning owe everything to Roman Turek

Tom Jones, once maligned beat writer for the St.. Pete Times during many-a-down year in Tampa Bay, puts down quite a piece in today's Times about Roman Turek and the phantom trade that has been on this blogger's mind for a while now.

I like Turek's take on the entire thing:
"Really? I was traded to the Lightning?" Turek said. "I didn't know that. This is the first I heard about that. What happened?" :-DYes folks, it did almost happen... And for this I now label Art Williams as a savior instead of a meddler (but that's been the truth when he bought the Lightning in 1998 and then sold it a year later).