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Report: Stars believe they’re out of Lecavalier hunt

Jul 2, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

Vincent Lecavalier AP

Vincent Lecavalier has apparently eliminated another team from contention for his services.

TSN’s Aaron Ward reports Dallas believes it is no longer in contention for the former Lightning captain. Earlier, it was reported the Detroit Red Wings were out of the mix as well.

Who’s left now?

According to’s Pierre LeBrun, it’s down to Montreal and Boston.

LeBrun says if Lecavalier wants to go to Montreal and put up with the media insanity, the team will wind up getting him for less than other teams are offering.

If the Habs aren’t willing to commit to the years and money, however, the Bruins could wind up landing him. Other teams like Philadelphia, Toronto, and perhaps even Washington could be in the mix.

  1. alicesrightfootesq - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Wish he’d just sign a one-year deal somewhere and then come back to Tampa Bay.

    • 950003cups - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      Nobody is gonna give him a one year deal. That’s exactly what teams wanna avoid. A player of his caliber is someone teams will want for at bare minimum 3 years, which will put him at age 36 when he is done. So, Vinnie wont wanna be sprung in to FA at 36, and teams don’t want him for one year only.

      So, that leaves one option. He’s gonna shoot for 7, and likely land a 5 year deal. I mean, the guy will be collecting annual checks for $2,575,757 million until he’s 55 years old from Tampa.

      • 950003cups - Jul 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        I called it. VLC signed a 5 year deal. Whoever thumbs downed me on that is a douche :)

  2. dropthepuckeh - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    It would be pretty sweet to see him finishing off a nice dish from Krejci on the Bruin’s first line. Horton who?

    • therealjr - Jul 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      You mean Tukka who, since they will only have enough money for an AHL goalie were they to sign Lecavalier.

  3. 11blueshirts11 - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM


    • dropthepuckeh - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

      Just read the same…

  4. jagrbomb18 - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Philly 5 years 23.5. :)

  5. ironmd778 - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Yes. Come to Boston!!

    • phipfwe76 - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      He already signed with the Flyers.

  6. hockeyflow33 - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    ESPN with more solid hockey reporting

  7. sizzle299 - Jul 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Flyers on par with any team’s top two lines after this signing

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