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12/15/2006 3:48:19 PM


Jay Feaster is frustrated by his team's 13th-place standing in the NHL's Eastern Conference and the Tampa Bay Lightning GM is intent on doing something about it.

He says he's not paying lip service when he says he's looking at making a trade or two to put a jolt in his 14-16-2 club.

"We're serious about it," Feaster told The Canadian Press on Friday. "Let's face it, I can't have a $44-million payroll and be a sub-.500 team.

"The math doesn't work. Having said that, I'm not displeased with the play of (Vincent) Lecavalier, (Martin) St. Louis and (Brad) Richards. They've been very good."

In other words, aside from The Big Three, he's open for business. The holiday roster freeze goes into effect next Tuesday at midnight so he may or may not have time to do something before then.

The Lightning dropped a 4-2 decision at Montreal on Thursday night despite outshooting the Habs 43-20. Tampa has only one win in its last eight games (1-6-1), strangely enough an 8-0 waxing of Southeast Division-leading Atlanta.

The Lightning coughed up a 3-1 lead in Toronto before losing 5-4 to the Maple Leafs last Tuesday.

"You know what, it is frustrating," said Feaster. "We've had an awful lot of games where we've played really well as a team and we don't get big saves or we get outgoaltended.

"Last night, we outchanced that team (Montreal) 23-9 I think, and we don't get a win. Then at other times we have the situation where we melt down for two or three minutes at a time and all of a sudden we take ourselves right out of a game.

"The other night in Toronto, we should be able to finish that out. Instead, we went into the third period tied and they beat us. We're a frustrated bunch right now."

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"We're serious about it," Feaster told The Canadian Press on Friday. "Let's face it, I can't have a $44-million payroll and be a sub-.500 team.
hmmm I guess the big contracts you offered THREE players are coming back to haunt you.

Amanda is frustrated by her team's 13th-place standing in the NHL's Eastern Conference
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Feaster has no interest in doing what four other NHL teams have done this season, fire the head coach. John Tortorella appears safe.

"I think the coaches are doing a very good job," said Feaster. "I'm not dissatisfied with the way we prepare and how we approach things.
There could be a problem with the coaches and he could just be afraid to admit it, he said he wouldn't fire Tortorella but he could really want to.


A trade will have to happen but I don't think it should be Prospal(like rumours have said) he is only $1.9 million I believe and he can rack up the points on good nights. He's a cheap decent offensive player.
 

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i expected Richard's contract to come up. Poor choice to hand him so much money IMO.

He's good, but not League maximum player $$$ good.
 
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