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Trade Vinny Lecavalier To Nashville

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

The Flyers' best chance to improve may hinge on whether Peter Laviolette is still fuming about getting fired after three games (three games!) last season. Laviolette is now the Nashville coach, and his attacking system is one of the reasons center Vinny Lecavalier signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Flyers last year.

Lecavalier looked lost in Berube's system, looked lost at a new position, left wing. Nashville needs offensive help, so it's conceivable the Predators make a play for the 34-year-old forward and he agrees to relinquish his no-trade clause.

A season removed from a back injury, there's reason to believe Lecavalier can still be effective in the right situation.

Trading Lecavalier would free cap room and give Hextall flexibility to sign a speedy free-agent left winger to play alongside Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek.

The Flyers will also get $4.9 million in cap relief when Chris Pronger is placed on the long-term injured list at the start of the season. That will allow Hextall to make an in-season move.


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Alan's avatar

This reads like a “my team has a garbage player, let’s pawn him off to a different team” missive. Did this reporter really submit this to the newspaper, or was it subject to perusal by the esteemed bloggers of HockeyBuzz first?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 05/24/14 at 12:55 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I don’t think Poile is the rube they think he is.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/24/14 at 01:13 PM ET


Lecavalier’s best days are long gone. Flyers were stupid to sign him after all there was a reason Tampa bought him out. No GM in his right mind would trade for Lecavalier.

Posted by Puckbubba on 05/24/14 at 01:13 PM ET

@TheJimP19's avatar

thats a large contract to take on for them…. Webers contract is an albatross as is

Posted by @TheJimP19 from transplanted in Nashville on 05/25/14 at 12:05 AM ET

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