Flyers Acquire Kubina
(2/19/12) Pavel Kubina became expendable last week in Tampa Bay, so the Bolts shipped him off to Philadelphia on Saturday in return for a second round draft pick that can be used in 2012 or 2013, plus a 4th round pick in the 2013 draft. The Lightning also acquired John Kalinski in the deal, a minor league left-winger drafted 152nd in 2007.
Kubina moves to a playoff team, yet the Lightning could easily still qualify for the post-season as well. In our eyes, the move is more about the Lightning getting something back on their original investment. Kubina just hasn't lived up to the billing he came with. After back-to-back 40 point seasons in TOR, and then a 38 point season in ATL, he's been a disappointment in Tampa Bay. This season he only has 3 goals and 11 points in 53 games. Philly can make use of his size and, with the depth on the blue-line there, Kubina might feel a sense of relief and actually see a slight resurgence in fantasy production. Generally speaking though, this trade rests in the hinterlands of fantasy relevance.