Anders Linback signs with Tampa Bay, $3.6 million for two years
It’s a bargain deal if Lindback pans out but still a good gamble if he doesn’t. The real price Steve Yzerman paid were the two second rounders (Pontus Aberg, who Vancouver should’ve taken, and Colton Sissons) and one third rounder in 2013, but the Lightning already had two picks in the first round (Slater Koekkoek and Andrei Vasilevski). It was a price Yzerman could afford to pay. It’s still a wait-and-see approach with Lindback an RFA at the end of the contract. I think Lindback’s going to be good.