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Kubina Signs With Lightning

via a Puck Agency tweet,

Pavel Kubina Signs Two-Year Deal With Tampa Bay Lightning

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Leo_Racicot's avatar

Yzerman brings back a key piece from the cup winning defense in Tbay.

Solid move, anybody hear what the salary is?

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 07/02/10 at 10:56 AM ET

Paul's avatar

7.7M over two years.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/02/10 at 11:46 AM ET

edillac's avatar

more of a defenseman than Meszaros,Lightning needed it

Posted by edillac from isolation on 07/02/10 at 11:53 AM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Outstanding, indeed.

Wow, I had no idea until I just looked at this:

He’s got a lot of space to radically transform that roster.  These next few months will be very interesting in the house of Tropicana.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 07/02/10 at 01:05 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

^ He won’t have to go Bowman on the team but he certainly doesn’t have all that much space since he only had 11 roster spots filled before the Kubina signing, by far the fewest of any team in the league.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/02/10 at 01:19 PM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Posted by shazam88 from California on 07/02/10 at 12:19 PM ET

I agree, however the “core” up front and in the rear has certainly been established with Lecav, St. Louis, Stammers, Malone, Hedman, Ohlund, and Kubina.  He’s got to fill 8 more forward slots (including 2 on his second line) and one more second or third line defender to fill.

They spent 51m on salaries last year, he’s got 40.1m signed currently.  So you figure he’s got at least 11m to play with to take care of 9 guys.  Should be interesting.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 07/02/10 at 02:11 PM ET

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