The Tampa Bay Lightning added forward Brett Howden to their depth Friday night.
Why, then, was all of the discussion about forward Steven Stamkos?
After the Detroit Red Wings traded away center Pavel Datsyuk and his $7.5-million contract to Arizona Friday night, speculation began that the Wings could be trying to make room for Stamkos, who became able to talk to teams at midnight.
If Stamkos goes, it will be difficult for the Bolts to replace him.
Howden, who is 18, is years away from showing he is that kind of player. He does carry the reputation as intelligent and a two-way player. The Lightning have two second-round draft picks today.