The time with Ryan McDonough's Lightning is over.
Tampa Bay has distributed former Rangers captains to defensive Philip Myers and forward Grant Mishmash Predators, the team announced on Sunday. This deal is equivalent to Lightning's salary dump, which needs to re-sign Ondley Parat and pace Alex Killone to hit unlimited free agents within a year. McDonald's $ 6.75 million cap hit was a necessary victim in that context.
Still, the 33-year-old is more than a capable defense, as he proved during this postseason. Tampa losses certainly benefit Nashville.
McDonald's is an experienced playoff veteran who can help backend predators instantly. His contract has four years left, but the questions around him are more related to the back end of the deal than to the front.
McDonald's scored 26 points in the regular season and played off Contributed to the minutes of. For Lightning, who achieved his third straight victory before losing to Avalanche. The trade was a huge success for McDonald's in the city. He helped Lightning in the first two cups since 2004 and saw it turn into an outstanding franchise for the league.