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Thursday, July 1, 2010

FLYERS ADD MESZAROS/SIGN COBURN

The Flyers couldn't acquire what they were looking for at last season's trade deadline because they didn't have a second round pick to trade away.

Guess what, they don't have one in 2012 now either.

Minutes before the start of free agency, the Flyers pulled off a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, sending the aforementioned second rounder in exchange for defenseman Andrej Meszaros.

Meszaros, 24, had six goals and 11 assists for 17 points for the Lightning last season.

Meszaros is signed for the next four years at $4 million per year.

Trading for the Czech-born Meszaros, likely takes the Flyers out of the running for several of the top end defensemen available in free agency.

Meszaros has been a bit of a disappointment since posting impressive numbers as a 20-year-old rookie for Ottawa in 2005-06. That season he had 10 goals and 29 assists for 39 points and was a plus-34.

Since then, his point production has dropped precipitously, and he has been a minus-28 in four seasons with the Sens and Bolts.

Meszaros was originally a first round pick of the Senators (24th overall) in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

In other news the Flyers came to a contract agreement with restricted free agent Braydon Coburn. Coburn signed a two year deal with a cap hit of $3.2 million per year.

The Flyers now have one of the wealthiest blue lines in hockey.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Host Pay Per Head said...

I think that it will be different for this season. I have my hope up for flyer to have a better season.

June 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM 

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