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03-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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Nate Thompson Re-Signed 4yr Extension

Erik Erlendsson ‏@erlendssonTBO 4m
Take one potential trade target off the market, #tblightning have re-signed @NateThompson44 to a 4-year contract extension

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03-23-2013, 01:07 PM
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Wow, 4 years?

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Seems a little long for a fourth line center, but Thompson is a great fit here. Good signing.

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That's interesting.

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It's nice to have Nate around another 4 years Go Bolts

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Thompson's new deal with Tampa worth $1.6 M per year AAV - $6.4 M total
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Nate always brings it every night. Plays with loads of heart, and actually has some skill to boot. Happy for him, one of my favorites on the team.

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Love it. People will scream overpaid but centers like him always have value and if he is overpaid its maybe by 200k so who cares.

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Love it. People will scream overpaid but centers like him always have value and if he is overpaid its maybe by 200k so who cares.
Amen Bruddah.

I love this signing. I figured he was going to get $1.5 Million /season. I am completely fine with this signing. In fact, I love it.

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Love it.

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He'd get more per year on the open market for sure. The term does surprise me, but I can't complain.

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Love this one, if he struggles, 1.6m won't will hurt the team much and he has a lot of heart and soul. If he plays as of now, the contract is solid and if he plays even better, this contract is brillint,so a low risk high reward deal.

With this signing I could see Pyatt being traded, with all the upcoming talent I think he is expandable now.

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Love this one, if he struggles, 1.6m won't will hurt the team much and he has a lot of heart and soul. If he plays as of now, the contract is solid and if he plays even better, this contract is brillint,so a low risk high reward deal.

With this signing I could see Pyatt being traded, with all the upcoming talent I think he is expandable now.
I'd rather have Pyatt as 4C over Thompson. Thompson tries hard but he isn't very skilled and makes some bonehead decisions sometimes. Pyatt is better in pretty much every facet of his game and we could get him for around the same price.

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03-23-2013, 03:23 PM
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The length of the contract is quite surprising for a bottom 6 centre.

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I'd rather have Pyatt as 4C over Thompson. Thompson tries hard but he isn't very skilled and makes some bonehead decisions sometimes. Pyatt is better in pretty much every facet of his game and we could get him for around the same price.
Pyatt doesn't play nearly as physical as Thompson. Expect him to flourish under Cooper, because he plays the perfect style for the Cooper system (IMO)

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I love this signing, Thompson does what is asked of him night in and out and can even contribute scoring every now and then. He has a small element of toughness/physicality to his game, which this team is sorely lacking right now. Also, he can easily contribute as a third line center too and is effective on the draws and PKs. I think Nate's skating ability is underrated and he's faster than most people give him credit for.

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Great signing. Exactly what I was hoping for. The longer we have Nate around the better. He is a really solid 3rd line center, and he plays with heart every day. Ive far prefered his play over someone like Purcell this year (hell he'd probably be a better defended than most of our guys right now...). He seems to be a great locker room guy too. All around very happy with this.

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glad he is here to stay

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"He's a good character person and he's become a good leader for our young guys,'' Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said. "It was important for us to get him locked up. He's part of our future, not only a good player for us now but a good solid veteran moving forward.''
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"Tampa has been my home for the past few years and I decided to make it my home a little longer,'' Thompson said. "I love this organization, I love to play with these guys and it's just a great fit for me. It was a no-brainer.''

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Could have gotten more in FA. The perfect 4C/3C guy.

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