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Vincent Lecavalier May Be Tradable

from Randy Miller of NJ.com,

Despite a feeling around hockey that Lecavalier is untradeable because of the length of his contract and declining offensive statistics, there does seem to be a way to work a divorce that will make both sides happy.

The Flyers, in fact, came very close to trading twice Lecavalier last summer, NJ Advance Media has learned. Lecavalier almost was moved to the Florida Panthers in June, and he twice almost was dealt to the Nashville Predators in July.

The reason neither trade was completed, according to sources, is that Panthers and Predators ownership called off the otherwise done deals.

"I think there are enough people in hockey circles that know that the deal was awfully close with Nashville," Kent Hughes, Lecavalier's agent, told NJ Advance Media in a phone interview. "I can't comment on specifics. Unfortunately, it didn't materialize for reasons other than personnel."

There's reason to believe that Lecavalier could be tradable this summer as well, despite very disappointing 2014-15 stats: seven goals, 17 points and a minus-10 rating in 51 games, almost all of them coming with the natural center playing right wing on the Flyers' fourth line.

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nEgativezEro's avatar

Realistically speaking, Vinny Lecavalier in the right system could be a great deal at a 4.5 cap hit. He’s not the offensive dynamo he was in his younger days, but I could see him fitting in really nicely with the current Predators system. I could see him fitting in with the Jets system.

Hell, If Philly took Weiss for Lecavalier even up, I’d make that trade right now.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 03/26/15 at 01:51 PM ET

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Hell, If Philly took Weiss for Lecavalier even up, I’d make that trade right now.

Except this isn’t EA Sports NHL 15. This is real life.

Posted by weswolverine on 03/26/15 at 01:56 PM ET

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That guy is on drugs if he thinks Dale Tallon would have traded a 1st over-all for Lecavalier. That is laughable. Maybe Lecavalier and Flyers 1st for Scottie Upshall.

Posted by Puckbubba on 03/26/15 at 03:36 PM ET

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That guy is on drugs if he thinks Dale Tallon would have traded a 1st over-all for Lecavalier.

He doesn’t think that, he thinks Dale Tallon was going to trade the 1st overall for Levavalier, Braydon Coburn and two firsts.

Posted by Garth on 03/26/15 at 04:07 PM ET

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