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#1 Diabolical

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:36 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/nh...661&hubname=nhl

TAMPA BAY The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed unrestricted free agent Brad Lukowich to a three-year contract.

Lukowich, 30, played for the Lightning during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, helping the team to back-to-back Southeast Division titles and the 2004 Stanley Cup.

"Brad Lukowich is a warrior," Lightning general manager Jay Feaster said. "He plays the game with his heart on his sleeve and he does whatever it takes to win. He knows our system, he knows our core personnel, he knows how we do things in Tampa and what we expect from our players, and he is a winner. He is also a very good teammate and a popular player in the locker room. He has personality and spirit and old-school flair about him. We like everything about him and we are thrilled to welcome him back to our hockey team."

Lukowich split the past two seasons between the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. In his career, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Surrey, British Columbia has skated in 523 games with the Lightning, Islanders, Devils and Dallas Stars, recording 96 points, 333 penalty minutes and a plus-48 rating.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:37 PM

good job Lou
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:37 PM

Please... no... :(
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:40 PM

And still nothing anywhere I consider credible about Rachnuek
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:41 PM

guys lukowich was a decent contributor but hardly irreplacable
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:41 PM

Oh yeah, here it is

July 3
7:24pm et
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Brad Lukowich to a three-year contract.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:46 PM

guys lukowich was a decent contributor but hardly irreplacable


He's replacable, but now we gotta replace two defensemen instead of one, unless I see some more confirmations of Rachunek being signed.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:48 PM

He's replacable, but now we gotta replace two defensemen instead of one, unless I see some more confirmations of Rachunek being signed.


Well if we can get either souray or stuart, i'd say thats great.. luko was good but souray or stuart could be alot better
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:50 PM

This makes me sad. I liked Lukowich a lot after this last season.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:51 PM

He's replacable, but now we gotta replace two defensemen instead of one, unless I see some more confirmations of Rachunek being signed.




And Rachunek is hardly a D-man I would hope to have for a replacement.


So yes my doubts of this being a reality is more me praying it isn't true.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:53 PM

I liked Lukowich but given the contracts handed out so far I wouldn't be surprised if the numbers didn't make sense. If Cory Sarich can make 3.5 then Luko can make 2.5 -3.5. We'll have to see what he got cuz I didnt see any salary info on tsn...
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:55 PM

Well so i guess this confirms that Rachunek will be definitely playing
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:57 PM

The Lightning signed free-agent defenseman Brad Lukowich to a three-year $4.7-million contract.


http://blogs.tampabay.com/lightning/

Edited by Vinnie, 03 July 2007 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:01 PM

http://blogs.tampabay.com/lightning/


Lou wouldn't have topped that
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:02 PM

Rachunek < Lukowich
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:02 PM

damn, the guy bled Devil Red too.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:10 PM

3 years 4.7 million

Since he was paid 1 million last year it isn't too bad a deal. I think the deal breaker for Lou would have been the 3 years.

Edited by Diabolical, 03 July 2007 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:11 PM

wtf is lou thinking...
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:11 PM

Lou wouldn't have topped that


1.5 million per year? It's about what I thought he would get.

Maybe it was the years. It is the same as Rachnuek is making.

Edited by jkrdevil, 03 July 2007 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:12 PM

I really like Luko , he was our Flyer killer.

He was another player who did nothing spectaculary but was good at pretty much everything.

Im still undecided about Rachunek, im hoping one of the Younger Devils has a solid camp (Corrente is my prefered choice, and makes the team)

Best of luck Luko.
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