25 June 2009
"Please be advised that in order to avoid any confusion over the next couple of weeks, as GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning Organization I am the only person authorized to speak on behalf of the team with regard to player transactions,"
"No other person is authorized to negotiate player transactions. Any questions, feel free to call."
Just in case there was any confusion as to who is in charge, I guess Lawton decided a short little e-mail was the way to go. This just adds to the drama that has been surrounding the Lightning lately. Unlike fans of other teams, I cannot say In Lawton I Trust.....