Mike Smith Inks Extension With Lightning

Source: Tampa Tribune | Jul 14th 2008, 9:42am EDT

Mike Smith's two-year extension is worth $4.4-million dollars ($2-million in 2009-2010 and $2.4-million for 2010-2011). This season Smith will earn $950,000 in the last year of a two-year contract he signed with the Dallas Stars.

Erik Erlendsson lays out the goalie situation in TB "The plan entering training camp is to have Smith grab hold of the No. 1 job with Kolzig serving in a backup/mentoring role while offering a safety net in case Smith falters in his first opportunity at being a No. 1 goaltender."

The Lightning are really going for the gusto this season.