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Vincent Lecavalier On Playing With The Los Angeles Kings

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

"I'm working really hard to get my game back to where I want it to be, there's still a lot of things I can do better," said Lecavalier, whose four goals have come in his past six games. "It's only been nine games, I want to finish the season strong and try to get better with the puck and without the puck. There are still things I can improve on and I want to do that."

It was smart of Kings GM Dean Lombardi to make the deal with the Flyers happen almost two months before the trade deadline, allowing more time for Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn -- who also came over in the deal -- to become acclimated to their new team. Sometimes trade deadline additions just never quite fit in, but these guys are getting ample time to do so.

In the meantime, some have wondered if Lecavalier should change his mind on retirement given how he's playing right now.

No chance, said Lecavalier. He gave his word to the Kings, and in his heart and mind he's ready to go out after this season. After all, the trade wouldn't have happened otherwise.

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TreKronor's avatar

If he can manage to finish the season strong, good for him, and way to salvage what has turned into a less than stellar last few years. 

But he’s only 9 games into his tenure with the Kings - still plenty of time for Vinny to flatline.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/27/16 at 03:29 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

I’m surprised the league isn’t more pissy about this being “cap circumvention” or some garbage.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/27/16 at 04:19 PM ET

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I’m surprised the league isn’t more pissy about this being “cap circumvention” or some garbage.

How is it cap circumvention?

Posted by Garth on 01/28/16 at 09:39 AM ET

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