Found February 19, 2012 on
The defenseman becomes emotional about being traded.
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It is being reported via Twitter that the Tampa Bay Lightning have traded veteran defenseman Pavel Kubina to the Philadelphia Flyers in a transaction that is pending league approval. Although it has not yet been confirmed, it appears that the Flyers have sent a pair of draft picks to Tampa Bay in exchange for Kubina, which seems like a great deal for Philly.
Pavel Kubina wanted to return "home'' when he signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2010, hoping to finish his career in a Lightning uniform.
The Flyers are wasting little time shoring up their defense. Just two days after trading for Nicklas Grossman, the Flyers made another move for another defenseman, acquiring Pavel Kubina from the Lightning for forward Jon Kalinski and a 2nd round pick in 2012 or 2013 and a 4th round pick in 2013. Kubina is a 14 year NHL veteran who has also played for the Maple Leafs and the...
Newly acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina spoke to the media after his first practice with the Flyers. You can watch the video after the jump.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Pavel Kubina has been traded to the Flyers. The trade is pending league approval.