We have a monster trade to report.
The trade is a 3 way deal between the Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning, and it actually composed of several smaller trades that had to be approved by the National Hockey League, which explains the delay in all of these details being announced.
Here is how the 3 trades break down:
Trade 1: Columbus trades David Savard to Detroit for Brian Lashoff. Columbus retains 50% of Savard.
Trade 2: Detroit trades David Savard to Tampa Bay for Tampa’s 4th round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Detroit retains 50% of Savard.
Trade 3: Columbus trades Brian Lashoff to Tampa Bay for Tampa Bay’s 1st round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and Tampa Bay’s 3rd round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
Here is how it breaks down for each of the teams:
Columbus Retains 50% of David Savard's salary and acquires Tampa Bay's 1st round pick in 2021 and their 3rd round pick in 2022.
The Red Wings will retain 25% of David Savard's original salary, they received the Lightning's 4th round pick in 2021 and they trade away Brian Lashoff in the process.
The Lightning get the big piece in this deal which is obviously David Savard, they also get Brian Lashoff as well, but they had to give up a first round pick in 2021, a fourth round pick in 2021 and a third round pick in 2022 in order to get it done.
A huge trade to be sure and one that will have many implications both this season and in the seasons to come.
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