Submitted by SJR1709 on May 23, 2006 - 17:20
TBO.com is reporting on their website that the Lightning has signed Junior sniper Justin Keller to a standard three year rookie contract. I'm glad to see this, that the Bolts are moving quickly to get their people under contract. In my opinion signing Keller, Lascek, and resigning Richards were top priorities and I'm glad to see Jay Feaster thought along those same lines. I think the two young junior stars along with the hopefully soon signing of Blair Jones will go along way to securing the future firepower of this organization. Along with the talent the Lightning already have on their roster, these young players, and the crop of talented young defensemen the organization has in it's stable, this should be a good team for years to come. Now the team has to get a goaltender. This will not be cheap considering it will probably cost the team a big name player such as Modin or Fedotenko and maybe a high draft pick. Keller will help the team in the future and it should be interesting with him in Springfield next season with a couple new talented players and their new coach Steve Stirling.