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Report: Stars ‘in the mix’ for Lecavalier

Jul 2, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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Count the Dallas Stars as one of the teams interested in Vincent Lecavalier, and apparently they’re in the running for the free agent.

Last week, the Tampa Bay Lightning bought out the remainder of Lecavalier’s 11-year, $85,000,000 contract.

He is now a free agent, and there is no shortage of teams looking to land the one-time 52-goal scorer.

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, playing in the East is a factor for Lecavalier, however the Stars remain “in the mix” for the talented center.

The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin have already made public their interest in Lecavalier.

As per a report in The Tennessean, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile has spoken with Lecavalier.

However, the indication from Poile is that Lecavalier wanted to stay on the East Coast.

“We’re going to follow it up again, because we think it could be a fit, but that’s what he and his people have said,” Poile told The Tennessean.

  1. desertfan - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Vcr as 3rd Center and PP 1st line with Sedins, Kesler and Garrison.

    4 X $5M

    • kvashasux - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Which coast is Vancouver on?

    • montrealbbr - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Montreal makes too much sense for him not to end up there. Can’t wait to see it happen!

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        Run Vinny! Run! Stay away from Montreal! You’ll make more money and won’t be distracted from the crazy media in Montreal.

  2. hookersdontsnuggle - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Well then, winning a stanley cup clearly isn’t a factor.

    • valarmorghuliss - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Already has one

      • Jackson Scofield - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        And I’m sure he’d like to add another

      • valarmorghuliss - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        He should sign in Motown then

  3. narfmoo12 - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Regardless of how you feel about the Flyers, there’s no denying that he would be a huge influence on their young guys — Schenn, Couturier, Laughton, Voracek, even Giroux.

    • narfmoo12 - Jul 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      Wow… people hate the Flyers so much that they can’t even admit an obvious fact.

  4. ray2013 - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    While hockey is a game, the NHL is a business. The Stars might offer near the top in terms of salary/term, and they also offer another financial incentive: no state income tax. So he’ll probably keep the Stars in the picture, if only to drive up his final offer from other teams.

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