BY: John Mamola

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to be one of the more active teams in NHL free agency this summer as the Bolts continue to reshape their roster for a strong push in the Eastern Conference.  One of the new additions is 29-year old forward Brian Boyle who signed a three-year, 6 million dollar deal with the Lightning passing up more money from the Toronto Maple Leafs to come to Tampa.

Boyle joined WDAE’s “Ron And Ian Show” on Thursday morning and spoke about his desire to take less money and play for Jon Cooper and the Lightning.

“I always thought that (Tampa) was something I would certainly want to explore and fortune for me it did come up,” said Boyle.  “An opportunity to play with Ryan Callahan again was something that I was excited about, but everything they got going on down there in Tampa from the team and the players, that’s the most important thing.  Where the team is going, the direction of that I wanted to be a part of that.”

For the entire interview, click below.


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