The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Philippe Myers and ahead Grant Mismash.
Joe Smith: “Needed to be a troublesome transfer for #tblightning to deal Ryan McDonagh, a ‘warrior’ and key a part of management group. They don’t win these two Cups with out him on shutdown pair. The transfer does liberate $6.75 million of cap area that may assist with different wants, however nonetheless large footwear to fill”
Tampa Bay Lightning: “To your grit. To your ardour. To your management on and off the ice. Thanks for the whole lot, Mac.”
David Pagnotta: Predators GM David Poile: “Ryan is the last word staff participant who will convey expertise and management to our lineup. . . we couldn’t be extra thrilled that he waived his (NMC) to return to Nashville. With the power to play in any state of affairs, he instantly strengthens our defensive corps.”
Elliotte Friedman: Myers contract is exclusive in that if he’s purchased out the Lightning would get a $617,000 credit score subsequent yr and a $633,000 cap hit in 2023-24.
Greg Wyshynski: The Lightning might not be trying to purchase out Myers.
GM Brisbois: “We’ve favored him going again to his junior days. We actually just like the instrument field.”
Brisebois on Myers skating: “Previously, we’ve been in a position to work with gamers and make them higher skaters.”
Adam Kimelman: “Hope issues work higher for Phil Myers in Tampa than they did in Nashville. Perhaps studying from Victor Hedman can unlock the consistency in his sport. As a result of Myers has just about the whole lot else skill-wise.”
Cap Friendly: “Ryan McDonagh has a full No Commerce clause as a part of his contract, and subsequently would have needed to comply with and sign-off on this deal to the #Preds . However regardless of the commerce, his clause will observe him to Nashville and stay intact all through his contract.”
Ryan McDonagh has been wonderful defensively for Tampa Bay, however at age 33 the remaining 4 years of his deal are trying extremely dicey. The Lightning get out of this deal simply in time. pic.twitter.com/hHftC66WvI
— dom (@domluszczyszyn) July 3, 2022
Ryan McDonagh has been traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Nashville Predators in alternate for Grant Mismash and Philippe Myers. No wage retention. Good commerce for each groups in our eyes when the Lightning wanted to clear some area. pic.twitter.com/jOPHT7B8OO
— Andy & Rono (@ARHockeyStats) July 3, 2022
Ryan McDonagh (traded to Nashville) is a second/third pair defender with some 5v5 defensive energy however not useful penalty killing. pic.twitter.com/ZC2muEXpsy
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) July 3, 2022
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 3, 2022