From Sportsnet's Mark Spector:
Remember when both Florida teams were gong shows? Well, with Steve Yzerman in Tampa and Dale Tallon taking over (...) in Florida, those days are gone.
"Tampa Bay was a team I was more than willing to waive my no-trade for," (Simon) Gagne said. "I really like the direction the team is headed in with a solid owner, Yzerman as GM and coach (Guy) Boucher."
When is the last time you heard a player say THAT about the Lightning? Give Tallon some time in Florida, and they'll be talking that way about the Panthers as well.
Sayeth George Takei: "Ohhhh, my." More at the link above.