From Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times:
Oren Koules rolled his eyes when told about the rumor floating around the Lightning. Barry Melrose just chuckled.
The rumor from Canada’s TSN: Defenseman Dan Boyle could be trade bait this summer in order to free up some salary cap space.
Melrose said it was a case of the Canadian media trying to “make” the news, and added, “Danny Boyle is the guy I’m counting on to play 25 minutes a night.”
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Boyle is a terrific defenseman. There would be no reason at all to trade him.