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by Paul on 06/27/13 at 11:52 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
I’d be shocked if the Lecavalier camp, led by agent Kent Hughes, didn’t get interest from at least a dozen teams. At the right price, he’s a stud, and this isn’t a great year for free-agent centers. And you still can’t teach 6-foot-4.
Just my own guessing out of the gate, not based on any sourcing ...
• The Detroit Red Wings need a No. 2 center as talks with Valtteri Filppula are headed nowhere. While Weiss could also be an option, Lecavalier would make a lot of sense.
• The Chicago Blackhawks? Cap space is at a premium and re-signing pending UFA Bryan Bickell is the priority. But man, would Lecavalier ever fit well there, especially since you know Michal Handzusisn’t the long-term answer at No. 2.
• What about Lecavalier’s former coach in Tampa, John Tortorella, who is in his first offseason as coach of the Vancouver Canucks?
• The Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking for a legitimate center with size for about a million years.
We will see a lot of teams linked to Lecavalier because, frankly, a lot of teams could use him.
more plus some Letang talk...
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