Mike Chen, long time hockey blogger and head writer of SB Nation’s From the Rink, commented on the Lightning/Flyers deal from today:
A few days ago, I ran down Gagne’s injury history and labeled him with “Buyer Beware.” However, since the Lightning essentially acquired him for nothing, this is a fantastic deal for the Bolts. If he can click with Vincent Lecavalier AND stay healthy (two big ifs), then Tampa Bay has two very deadly forward lines. That whole team defense thing? Well, that’s up to the new coaching staff, but at the forwards are set.
Mike did indeed write about Gagne’s extensive history of injuries. It’s something to be strongly wary of.