Submitted by pete on July 31, 2005 - 00:42
Here is a summary of the day's trades from the [url=http://www.tampabaylightning.com/content.cfm?category=3&pageid=909]Lightning draft press release[/url]: For pick #73 in the 3rd round (Radek Smolenak) the Lightning traded pick #152 in the 5th round and a 4th round pick in 2006 to the San Jose Sharks. For pick #89 in the 3rd round (Chris Lawrence) and pick #102 in the 4th round (Blair Jones) the Lightning traded a 2nd round pick in 2006 to the Philadelphia Flyers. For pick #165 in the 6th round (Kevin Beech) the Lightning traded a 5th round pick in the 2006 draft to the Dallas Stars. So the price of moving into pick position was steep. The Lightning dealt their 2nd, 4th and 5th round picks in 2006 in this draft.