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Lecavalier on lockout: “It’s mind-boggling, I guess”

Dec 23, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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At this point in his career, Vincent Lecavalier is a lockout veteran. He led the Lightning to the Stanley Cup the season before the 2004-05 season was wiped out by labor strife and now that he’s in the midst of seeing possibly another full year wiped out thanks to a lockout, he’s as baffled as the rest of us are.

Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times spoke with the Lightning captain to get his thoughts on yet another extended work stoppage.

“From where we were in September, when I was all optimistic thinking this was going to be resolved quickly, to where we are now, we’re all, I don’t want to say shocked, but disappointed,” Lecavalier said. “It’s mind-boggling, I guess.”

Join the club, Vinny.

With talks potentially being reignited after Christmas, perhaps this whole mess can be resolved before the season is wiped out.

  1. bostonboy82 - Dec 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Shut up Vince.

  2. pastabelly - Dec 23, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    This is what the owners wanted Vin. Not mind boggling by any means.

  3. blomfeld - Dec 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    What’s “mind-boggling” is the amount of money this guy gets paid! And yet he can thank a one Gary Bruce Bettman for that! Isn’t life so ironic at times? … :)

  4. fortwaynekomets - Dec 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    starting to think Blomfeld and his 6 alter egos are the Bettman himself…. never seen a bigger nuthugger in my life!!!

    • blomfeld - Dec 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

      Blomfeld: Was “he” who promotes B-grade hockey found in the fort ?

      Ten Bears: No brother … he must have slipped away before we attacked ?

      Blomfeld: Yes it must be so? … let us leave here and continue the search for him …

      Fortwaynekomets: you crazy people with your “multiple handle” theory … and the funny part is that you guys have the nerve to call me nuts for my “contrived” lockout theory ! … I’m a guy living in Vancouver, I came to this website back in January and I love the LA Kings … that’s my story man, believe it or not ! … anyway, merry Christmas to you and all the best for 2013 ! … including some bloody NHL hockey ! :)

    • id4joey - Dec 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      Noooooooooooo! I thougt id4joey is the nuthugger extra ordinarie.

      • blomfeld - Dec 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

        Blomfeld: who is this lone rider approaching us ?

        Ten Bears: perhaps one of the soldiers from the fort ?

        Crazy Dog: he’s by himself ! … let’s kill him ! ..

        Blomfeld: no brothers ! … it is “he” who speaks of harmony … we will talk with him …

        Joey – sorry there friend but the title for “greatest” nut-hugger has to be mine, given my support for Bettman and crew ! … you however get the “nuts of steel” award, given the amount of abuse you’re taking on that other article ! … holy cow, it’s like you’ve kicked in a hornet’s nest or something … what I still don’t fully get is whether or not these guys are serious with their retorts, or if they’re just playing along ? … I know that some of them probably couldn’t recognize humor if it was staring them straight in the face … but that many clueless dopes ? … is that even possible ? … anyway, you sure are the “stick that stirs the drink” here at PHT ! … those guys should be paying you man ! :)

      • id4joey - Dec 23, 2012 at 8:14 PM

        Hey! No big deal. This is nothing compared to some of the on ice battles I’ve survived. It’s all about fun times and hockey. Hope many are getting a few good laughs. I know I am. Cheers! Done deal!

  5. florida727 - Dec 24, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Vinny has already made just under $28M in salary over the past 4 years. His new deal is for 11 years, $85 MILLION… starting THIS YEAR. I’m guessing ‘mind-boggling’ is the phrase he used that can be put into print. He might have another word for it off-camera. Starts with an “F”, rhymes with “truck”.

  6. mountainmantride - Dec 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    NHLPA stupidity reaching cult status? Give it time.

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