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Lightning sign Meszaros to a six-year deal

Posted Aug 30, 2008 by Erik Erlendsson

Updated Aug 30, 2008 at 12:58 PM

This doesn’t come as any kind of a great surprise, but the Lightning have agreed to a contract with defenseman Andrej Meszaros, whom the team acquired from Ottawa on Friday.

I don’t have all the particulars as of yet, but the deal is worth $24 million over six years, and the deal is backloaded with his salary for the 2008-09 season set at $2.5 million, which is the salary the Senators were offering him. Of course, the salary cap hit will average out to $4 million per season, which essentially is right about what the combined cap hit of Alex Picard and Filip Kuba would have been.

I’m going to give a call to Meszaros to get some of his thoughts on the subject. Look for that a little bit later at this web page and in Sunday’s newspaper.

Reader Comments

Por (Big Bill) on August 31, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Meszaros deal a good one.Now unload Ward Jokinen And Ouellet and we’re ready to roll.

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Por (Maros H) on September 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Boys, don´t cry I know him very vell since the junior and I can say he is a great addition for us, trust me please.


If I´am wrong I´ll do a striptease on the bus stop through noon in the centre of Bratislava and put it on youtube!!!

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Por (berlin) on September 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

dump Ouellet? Bill are you mad? He’s a perfect 3rd liner and finished very strong last year.

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Por (Big Bill) on September 02, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Sorry Berlin,I like Ouellet myself but for the Lightning it’s a salary cap thing. unfortunately When the season starts he wont be with them.

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