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Lightning, Crombeen agree on contract extension

Apr 1, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning and B.J. Crombeen have come to an agreement on a two-year contract extension, the club announced on Twitter Monday evening.

The contract should be signed tomorrow, the club added.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted out a sample of the financial details in the contract extension for the 27-year-old winger.

Crombeen has one goal and seven points in 30 games for the Lightning this season – his first in Tampa Bay.

It’s not his goal-scoring the Lightning are interested in. Crombeen, who has just nine goals in his last 150 games, has hit 100 minutes or more in penalties three times in his NHL career and offers the Lightning a physical presence and toughness.


  1. jaybertx - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Yes!! Glad we re-signed him!! No one breaks opponent’s knuckles with their face like BJ does!!

    • georgejarkko - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      Two more years of occasionally standing up for teammates by getting knocked out and utterly-forgettable hockey shifts.

      We got rid of Adam Hall WHY?

      • jrillah10 - Apr 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

        Let’s see. Adam Hall scores zero goals and plays zero defense. I think that was the reason they got rid of him. He was a liability. Crombeen at least plays defense.

      • georgejarkko - Apr 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        WHAT??!!? Hall plays zero defense?

        you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  2. tbbolts91 - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM


    • DonkeyStick - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      I think Tampa Bay has more pressing needs than a fighter. Don’t you?

      • 19to77 - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        Yeah, but if you’re spending $1.15m on one anyway, why not get one who wins occasionally?

      • DonkeyStick - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

        Because it’s 2013 hockey….not 1970’s-1980’s hockey

  3. gotampabay52 - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    on the fence just becuse am on
    yzmen side so hopefully they see something we dont

  4. jimw81 - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    i didn’t know hockey players can get contract extension for being knockout cold in a fight…

    • mountainlion2 - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      Guy leads the league in fights (12 according to and he’s not going to win or draw them all. You’d get cold cocked too if I hit you twice while you were on the way down. Not saying those two blows were cheep, but don’t make it sound like Joe Blow Fan can take to shots like that and not see stars.

      • georgejarkko - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

        look – he’s just not a good fighter. Nobody is doubting his heart, but he’s lost every single bout. 0/12. Can he fight better than the 50% of the North American population? Yeah. But he’s not even better than 50% of those in the NHL who do that for living.

        He has picked up his defensive play and not embarrassed himself on the PK, so that’s a plus. But overall, he needs to look after the little guys and just kill clock on the fourth line, not take selfish penalties or turn the puck over. I don’t think his salary is in line with the things he does well.

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