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Pontius Palat 03-21-2013 06:08 PM

Andrej Sustr Signed by Tampa Bay (2 year ELC)
 
Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 3m
College free agent Andrej Sustr has signed a two year entry level deal with Tampa Bay.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 3m
Sustr, a Czech, is a 6-foot-8 defenceman who just completed his junior year at University of Nebraska-Omaha.

:handclap:

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/s...59801278550019

sjshark91 03-21-2013 06:08 PM

6'8"?

Holy crap.

Zbynek 03-21-2013 06:09 PM

How soon will be able to step up for TB? Any Lightning fans have insight on this?

Hansen 36 03-21-2013 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zbynek (Post 62114589)
How soon will be able to step up for TB? Any Lightning fans have insight on this?

Lightning fans will have about as much insight as any other fans. And I think he'll need some time in the AHL to properly develop but he could be tossed up as soon as next season or sooner.

Perro 03-21-2013 06:11 PM

Does this make any current D tradeable?

Perro 03-21-2013 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sjshark91 (Post 62114567)
6'8"?

Holy crap.

Your advitar is the perfect reaction for this post, one of the funniest commercial skits....holy shnikey's may have been better though.

1972 03-21-2013 06:12 PM

a project to say the least

Marvelous Manked 03-21-2013 06:12 PM

Hedman and Sustr. Giants.

LPH 03-21-2013 06:13 PM

congrats for Tampa Bay! free prospects are the best prospects!

will be interesting to see him develop

Roo Mad Bro 03-21-2013 06:13 PM

Bolts are adding some solid d prospects.

No #1 guys in their pool, but some good prospects.

ChuckWoods 03-21-2013 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manked (Post 62114759)
Hedman and Sustr. Giants.

Don't forget Aulie!

That is potentially a big defensive core with some mobility.

X0X0A0 03-21-2013 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zbynek (Post 62114589)
How soon will be able to step up for TB? Any Lightning fans have insight on this?

If his agreement was similiar to last years unsigned college player prize JT Brown I would be surprised if he's not in the lineup quickly. They Lightning used the promise of NHL playing time to get Brown signed and I'd imagine they did the same with Sustr.

XO 03-21-2013 06:14 PM

So big.

Number1RedWingsFan52 03-21-2013 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perro (Post 62114689)
Does this make any current D tradeable?

I would think that Eric Brewer Is expendable.

stakesishigh 03-21-2013 06:16 PM

Wow, good for them, he's massive!

henchman24 03-21-2013 06:16 PM

Mobile (for his size) and has a good skill set. Not physical and makes some real dumb decisions at times. Will be a longer term project (shouldn't be a regular in the NHL for 2+ seasons IMO). Still a very solid prospect with a high ceiling.

OttawaSenators11 03-21-2013 06:17 PM

I know Ottawa fan wanted this guy.

Rare Jewel 03-21-2013 06:17 PM

He must have watch the defense last night.


Well done though.

416Leafer 03-21-2013 06:18 PM

Paid big bucks to live in sunny Florida on a blueline that leaves room for him to make the NHL quickly, all while playing with Stamkos?

Seems like a good deal to me.

bobbyflex 03-21-2013 06:18 PM

cool signing. Can't say no to Stevie

whitstifier 03-21-2013 06:27 PM

Oooh! Maybe he will be able to contain that awful nuisance and maladroit, Zac Rinaldo!

kingdok 03-21-2013 06:30 PM

A bit further to reach for Lupul

Fire Julien 03-21-2013 06:32 PM

The next Mihalik

mindfly 03-21-2013 06:36 PM

I wonder if there ever will be a 6'10 hockeyplayer to take that record from Chara as the tallest hockey player ever in the nhl.

Tripod 03-21-2013 06:38 PM

So now they have Hedman, Koekkoek, Sustr, Ailie as youngsters....looks good!


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