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Meszaros deal better for Lightning?

From Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times:

Personally, I think it worked out better for the Lightning because it got some dead weight in Filip Kuba off the books (regardless of what former coach John Tortorella said) and his $3-million salary, and Meszaros always will be better than Alex Picard, who also was given up in th deal. Tampa Bay gave up a first-round pick as well, but the team had two for 2009, and the one they got from San Jose in the Dan Boyle deal, which was sent to Ottawa, likely will be a low one.

Read the entire entry from Lightning Strikes here.

I think this trade could work out well for both teams.  The Senators don’t have to pay Meszaros what they deemed to be too much money and still get two effective blue liners in return.  Plus, the team gets a first round pick and with its past drafting record, I’d take my chances on the Senators scouting staff.