Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tanguay to Tampa


RDS.ca reports that Alex Tanguay has agreed to a one-year deal with Tampa Bay.

"Selon ce que RDS a appris, Tanguay s'est entendu sur les termes d'un contrat d'un an avec le Lightning de Tampa Bay.

La formation de Tampa négocie depuis le début du mois de juillet pour tenter d'en arriver à une entente. Vincent Lecavalier et Martin St-Louis l'ont même contacté il ya deux semaines pour le convaincre de se joindre au Lightning.

Tanguay a récolté 16 buts et 25 aides en 50 rencontres avec le Canadien l'an dernier. L'attaquant de 29 ans en sera à sa quatrième équipe dans la LNH. Il a également joué pour l'Avalanche du Colorado et les Flames de Calgary."

Ok, just kidding... roughly translated:

"Done, Alex Tanguay has found a new line. Depending on what RDS has learned, Tanguay has agreed terms on a one-year contract with Tampa Bay.

Tampa had been negotiating since early July to try to reach an agreement. Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis contacted (Tanguay) two weeks ago to convince him to join the Lightning.

Tanguay collected 16 goals and 25 assists in 50 games with the Canadiens last year. The 29 year old sniper will be his fourth team in the NHL. He also played for the Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames."

Tanguay is a bit over-hyped. Once a consistent point-per-game producer, his supporters contend that his decline was due to missing more than thirty games last season and cumbersome defensive responsibilities under Mike Keenan in Calgary. Maybe his game is not in decline, and playing with high calibre line mates may revive his scoring touch in Tampa, but don't count on it.

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