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Lightning trade Meszaros to Flyers

Posted By Daniel Maloney On Jul 1 2010 @ 1:27 pm In Tampa Bay Lightning | No Comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have dealt defensemen Andrej Meszaros to the Philadelphia Flyers for a second round draft pick.

Meszaros scored 7 goals and added 11 assists in 81  games last season.

However, more was expected of the 24-year old , and the Slovak blueliner was a -14 on a team that allowed more goals than any team in the NHL last season.

The defense corps in Tampa needs a makeover, and this is at least a step in the right direction.

On top of that, the Bolts will be glad to be rid of Meszaro’s contract, which will pay him 16 million dollars over the next four seasons.

Tampa Bay did well to acquire a second rounder.

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