Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 2/21/12

COLUMBUS, OH - JUNE 22: Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings speaks during the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft at Nationwide Arena on June 22, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman got rolling well in advance of the NHL trade line, off-loading salary and collecting draft picks to facilitate his overhaul.A quick summary:The Lightning sent rugged winger Steve Downie to Colorado for defenseman Kyle Quincey, then sent Quincey to Detroit for a first-round draft pick minor-league defenceman Sebastien Piche. Earlier deals sent Pavel Kubina to Philly and Dominic Moore to San Jose.So Yzerman has two first-round choices and three second rounders in 2012. He will also get Florida’s 2012 or 2013 second round pick as part of the Kubina trade; Stevie Y. gets to pick the year.Here is how the Twitterverse reacted:Pierre LeBrun: “Lots of picks for Tampa to try for a goalie come the off-season, keep that in mind . . .”Andy Strickland: “Kyle Quincey is an underrated D-man... proved to be a good partner for Erik Johnson who has been playing his best hockey the last 25 games.”Craig Custance: “By trading for RFA defenseman rather than rental, Red Wings in better shape if Brad Stuart leaves on July 1 to head back west.”Bob McKenzie: “DET likes/knows Quincey, former Wing. Good insurance if Brad Stuart goes to UFA or Lidstrom retires, tho many in DET think Nick comes back.”James Mirtle: “Guess I shouldn't have bought that Lightning jersey with Quincey on the back . . .”Kevin Paul Dupont: “At rate Yzerman is making deals, must make Shanny-like video to explain details, reveal plot lines, hint at next move(s). Appt TV.”James Mirtle: “Holland on Quincey: ‘We know him very well as we drafted him in 2003, helped him mature into an NHL player and watched his career develop.’”
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