Lightning's move shows they're looking to rebuild -- quickly

Updated: June 28, 2008, 11:17 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

It's one thing for new ownership to promise to be aggressive in landing top-notch talent, especially in the wake of a disastrous season. It's quite another to deliver.

And while the clock is still ticking toward the start of the free-agency period on July 1, the brash new owners of the Tampa Bay Lightning are already causing a stir in NHL circles.

The Lightning announced Saturday they acquired the exclusive signing rights to rugged power forward Ryan Malone and ...

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