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by Paul on 09/16/17 at 06:38 PM ET
from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,
There are likely some fans that still lament losing dynamic wing Jonathan Drouin, dealt to Montreal for Sergachev in late June.
But Lightning founder Phil Esposito reassured fans they're going to end up liking this trade on Tampa Bay's side.
"Drouin is a fabulous player," Esposito said in a Q&A for fans between Saturday's practices. "Personally I didn't think he wanted to be here. I saw it in his eyes, the way he played. I thought (GM Steve Yzerman) made the right move. (Drouin) is going to love being in Montreal, that's where he's from. But he has no idea the pressure that's going to be on him if he doesn't produce. He has no idea.
"I wish him well. But I think in the long run, people will be very, very pleased with Sergachev."
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