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PHT Morning Skate: Which team will sign Lecavalier?

Jun 28, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT

Vincent Lecavalier AP

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Could Mike Modano really make a comeback at the age of 43? It seems doubtful, but new Stars coach Lindy Ruff didn’t want to rule it out. (Dallas Morning News)

More details about the Blackhawks’ parade, which will air on CSN today. (CSN Chicago)

Let the speculation about where recently bought out forward Vincent Lecavalier will play begin. (

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Columnist Scott Bordow would very much like for the Phoenix Coyotes’ saga to end. It sounds like, one way or another, it will soon. (Arizona Republic)

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  1. hockeyflow33 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    I consider several commenters on here more reliable than any espn article on hockey

    • bildomatic - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      Joe McDonald posted a story a couple days ago with the Bruins Top 10 things to focus on the offseason. I made it halfway thru #1 which was to resign Tuukka where Joe claimed the starting point for Rask negotiations would be at 8.5M per year… Then I quickly closed the tab and came over here…

      • 19to77 - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        Dear God. Do they think Glen Sather is the Bruins’ GM?

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    If Vinny wants to maintain his sanity and quality of life he better stay away from Montreal. He could get the same money if not more than anywhere else., and Montreal is the most taxed city in NA. The french media scrums around him would be absolutely unbearable. Run Vinny! Run! Colorado might be a good fit. He could take McKinnon under his wing and help him adjust to the pros. But, I suppose that would cause a congestion at center.

    • missthemexpos - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      The pressure of a home grown Quebec star to perform in Montreal is huge, and over the years many players have turned down the chance to play for the Habs (Danny Briere), or requested a trade out of Montreal (Pierre Turgeon). Having played in a low key hockey town such as Tampa Bay, I don’t think that Vinny would now want the fish bowl atmosphere of playing in Montreal.

    • lordfletcher - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      I know this sounds a bit off, but I would love for the Wild to make a move for him. Let Cullen walk, buy out Gilbert and they now have a quality 1/2 punch at center. Koivu and Vinny.

  3. laxman1944 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Orange and Black would look nice…….

  4. tlow97 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Dany Heatley needs to heal up FAST.

  5. joeharkins - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Lecavalier to LA …

  6. clefty1 - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Lecavalier would look great sporting the Winged Wheel. The Wings were one of his two favorite teams growing up and he would be a great second line center plus Babcock could play Pav and Z together.

    • georgejarkko - Jun 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      I’m a Bolts fan and think Vinny would be great on the Wings. But they’re in the same division next season. I guess it would be cool to see him several times a year, but wouldn’t be great to have him kicking our ass!

  7. dboldave - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    As a Bruins fan I can only say that I hope he doesn’t go to Montreal!

  8. rpiotr01 - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I’m sure Tortorella would love the opportunity to bench Vinny in Vancouver.

  9. 19to77 - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Wings and Leafs seem like the most obvious choices. He’d be a quality #2C for the Wings and an upgrade for the Kessel line in Toronto (in both cases assuming he can stay healthy). I wonder what his salary expectations are like?

  10. bruinsyea - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Hard to tell… but both of those bars are in Chicago.

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