Monday, July 5, 2010

Nice to Know Ya - Brett Clark Signs w/ Tampa Bay

TAMPA - After a quiet weekend, the Lightning returned to work on Monday signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Brett Clark to a two-year contract.

The team was expected to announce the deal later Monday. The salary is reported to be $3 million per year.
Tampa Bay Online


As expected, Brett Clark's time in Colorado will not continue into the 10-11 season. For three million dollars, I'm glad that's the case.

Clark was servicable in his time here and was put up with mostly because of his shotblocking.

Last season, Clark was completely absent offensively (three goals) and was the odd man out in the playoffs, appearing in just one game.

The Avalanche defense looks set with:

Foote
Hannan
Liles
Quincey
Wilson
Cumiskey

Depending on who you talk to, you're likely to also hear the names Shattenkirk, Gaunce, Cohen, Elliot, and Barrie thrown around as well.

Best of luck to #5..hopefully his time in Tampa is fruitful.

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