Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 6/15/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Goaltender Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators looks on prior to being replaced in the second period during the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings scored four goals against Rinne before he was replaced by back-up goaltender Anders Lindback . The Kings defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
As first reported by Kevin Allen of USA Today, and having since been confirmed by the team, the Nashville Predators have swung a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.Nashville General Manager David Poile sent back-up goaltender Anders Lindback, Milwaukee Admirals forward Kyle Wilson and a seventh round pick in next week’s NHL Draft to Tampa Bay for two second round picks, a third round pick in 2013 and journeyman netminder Sébastien Caron.This can only be seen as a great move by both clubs. Lindback deserves a shot as an NHL #1 but was buried under Pekka Rinne‘s seven year deal, Tampa needed a goaltender who can at least challenge for the starting job and Nashville was without a first or a second round pick in this years draft and now they have two second rounders.Caron, 31, was a consistent back-up for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2002 through 2006 before bouncing around in several leagues, including overseas. It’s unclear whether the Predators are truly interested in his services as ...
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