After a summer of contract disagreements, the Ottawa Senators have traded Andrej Meszaros to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Filip Kuba, Alexandre Picard, and a 1st round draft pick. (TSN link
Another great move by the Lightning. Tampa got the very young (age 22) Meszaros for middle-aged (age 31, middle-aged when it comes to Hockey) Filip Kuba, AHL defenseman Alexandre Picard, and a first round pick they got from San Jose. Without Meszaros, the Senators are looking at a much more difficult playoff hunt. Also, Tampa will definitely be up there contending with Carolina and Washington for the Southeast division.