|Posted on February 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM|
The newest Philadelphia Flyer, Pavel Kubina has expressed his interest in staying with the team beyond this season. Kubina told the Philadelphia Inquirer he would prefer to re-sign rather than market himself a free-agent this summer.
"It's a great organization and a great team and always has been one of the top teams in the league," Kubina said. "I'm 34 years old and it's a great opportunity to play for a team like that."
"If I play well for this team and they want me, I don't want to go anywhere and test the water," he said. "That is the way I am and hopefully, it will go that way."
Pavel Kubina brings some interesting elements to the Philadelphia Flyers blueline. A player build with size and strength who plays with an edge. Kubina is 6-foot-4, 258-pounds and he's not afraid to use his assets to his advantage. In addition, Kubina has won the Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The element the Philadelphia Flyers like most about their new acquisition is that he's a righthanded shot.
"He's a righthanded shot so that is something different to our back unit that we don't have," Laviolette said. "Plus his experience, he has won a cup before and what he is able to bring to the table from a physical standpoint will be an important fact."
Pavel Kubina seems very happy with his current situation. However, we will see how long that lasts. It is believed that no matter what Kubina does, he will be asked to accept a pay cut to stay in Philadelphia beyond this season.
Will he be happy then?
We will have to wait and see if the Philadelphia Flyers are ultimately happy with the product he provides on the ice... In the short-term, I would suggest adding Pavel Kubina to your fantasy hockey rosters.
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