"Anytime you're talking about a young man that has brought as much to the organization that Simon has, it's very difficult," Holmgren said of dealing Gagne.
Flyers trade Gagne to Lightning for Walker →
"I'm very excited right now," Gagne said. "I'm looking at this opportunity as a new challenge and a new start. Tampa Bay was a team I was more than willing to waive my no-move clause."