Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Eminger for Welch

The Tampa Bay Lightning have picked up a bit of salary cap space with a deal that sends Steve Eminger to Florida for Noah Welch and a pick.

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To FloridaPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Steve EmingerD256225$1.2 millionRFA

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To Tampa BayPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Noah WelchD26232$650,000UFA
3rd Round Pick

In another non-pool deal today, the Lightning ditched a bunch of salary in a deal that sent one defenseman one way and a lesser d-man plus a pick the other way. This deal did have the look that the Lightning wanted to lighten the load for yet another exciting summer and the Panthers have now acquired another good young defenseman with an offensive upside. With the Panthers keeping Jay Bouwmeester on their roster, their blueline does have a dangerous look to it.

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