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Report: Ottawa talking to Flyers about Lecavalier

Jul 3, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Sounds like Philadelphia has widened its search for a potential Vincent Lecavalier suitor. From CSN Philly:

Three days ago, a proposed Lecavalier-to-Nashville deal reportedly fell through because of finances; the Preds were willing to absorb Lecavalier’s $4.5 million cap hit (through 2018) but wanted the Flyers to retain some of his salary.

To get a clearer picture of the finances, here’s the full breakdown on Lecavalier’s deal (per CapGeek):


Philly paid out next season’s $2M signing bonus on July 1st, so that’s no longer an issue. What is, however, is that Lecavalier will net $6M in cash this year, $6.5 million in 2015-16 and another $6.5M over the final two years of the deal. For teams working on an internal budget, that’s a problem.

What isn’t a problem, though, is for a team like Ottawa to take on Lecavalier’s $4.5M cap hit. The Sens are currently operating nearly $18M under the ceiling — with 22 players under contract, no less — so they’re in spot to take Vinny on, assuming Philly retains some of the salary.

  1. flyerspsu - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    fingers crossed

    • sdave2944 - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      I would hate to see Vinny go but that contract STANKS. Hommer should have been tied to a tree and set on fire. I would much rather see Schenn say goodbye

  2. killerpgh - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Would he waive his NMC to go to the Sens? He pick Philly for a reason and seems some veteran player have wanted to leave the Sens over the past 2 seasons.

    • kastout11 - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      The way Philly has treated him this offseason, I’m sure he would have no problem accepting a trade out of Philly. I wouldn’t want to play for an organization that treated me like dirt.

      • ruthlessandtoothless - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

        You do know his agent asked for permission to seek a trade partner right? Both sides are kind of agreed on the fact that its not working here.

      • chaser44 - Jul 3, 2014 at 4:52 PM

        The way philly treated him? He admitted after Berube called him out that he came in last season out of shape. Way to show up to a new team out of shape with a fat new contract, he is much to blame as holmgren.

    • hank10 - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      He picked the Flyers because he liked Peter Laviolette’s system. How did that work out after the third game of the season? Plus, Berube constantly played him on the wing as they are overloaded with centers. Turned out to be a bad fit all the way around.

    • twpguy1964 - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      He picked Philly solely on the system run at the time by Peter Laviolette.

  3. kastout11 - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Philly needs to take some of his salary. Obviously it is not my money, but Snider has more than enough money to pay some of the salary. The cap hit is what is killing Hextall and the Flyers. If they unload Vinny, they will have money to do something. They already missed out of signing all the big free agents, but there are still a few out there. They still need a D and a LW.

    • bluesrawesome - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM

      The Blues will trade u Jordan Leopold and Magnus Paajarvi and a 3rd rounder for a pick in the first. In all seriousness Paajarvi still has loads of potential.

    • ibieiniid - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      you should read this (if you can get through the excruciating level of boredom). they don’t necessarily have to shed any salary, is the basic gist of it.

      that having been read… i mean said… there was probably more to Hextall saying he wouldn’t have made big moves on Tuesday even if he had the cap room. It’s surely looking like a new era for the Flyers… unless, of course, Hextall didn’t know the information in that piece. in which case, SAME OL’ FLYERS MANAGEMENT!

      • ibieiniid - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

        oh yeah, and this does kind of explain a lot of the smaller two way deals we’ve been seeing recently, if I understand the rules correctly. looks like the Flyers have their eye on a verrrrry specific number for their salary cap payroll, and are using two way deals to hit it.

        (if I’m mistaken on how two way deals apply to the cap, correct me.)

    • flyboystransport - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      They signed nick Schultz yesterday so they aren’t signing an 8th dman

  4. briteuf - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Can he serve Giroux’s jail sentence there?

    • 19to77 - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Well, it’s Ottawa, so it’s basically like being sent to prison.

  5. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    What a horrible contract, I wonder how much they outdid the second best contract by because what they gave him is crazy.

    • lionhammer - Jul 3, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      Actually he took less money than others offered(Dallas), so he could play in Laviolettes Offensive minded system

  6. milkmemalkin - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    That would be good for him after spending the year getting torn up by Crosby and Malkin.

    • petersteelewannabe - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      What’s it like to live in your world? Cupcakes for breakfast, unicorns in the front yard, unlimited crayons to use in your coloring books? Nice…

      • thesportsjudge - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

        Response of the day! Well done sir!

      • hotlanta57 - Jul 3, 2014 at 7:49 PM

        So I’m mot trying to be that guy or anything, but I feel a little bit of jealousy coming from petersteelewannabe.

    • ibieiniid - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      Penguins had losing records to both teams mentioned, so I’m not sure what your point is here.

    • sdave2944 - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      I guess you have been watching different Pens / Flyers games than I have. Dont think the Pens were beating up the Flyers.

  7. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Don’t care what their offering Hextall….GET IT DONE ASAP!!!!

  8. flyboystransport - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Guess the exec that told nick cotsonicka isn’t familiar with the new agreement. His contract was signed after the new bargaining agreement was signed so he can’t be bought out…..duh

    • elrock7 - Jul 3, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      um duh….anyone can be bought out. but each team only got two compliance buy-outs, they can buy him out but still get half cap hit for twice as many years that are left on his contract

  9. phtjoey - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    It’s not about how much money Snider has or doesn’t have for GM Hex. It’s about cap management. Every time need to give themselves some space to maneuver.

  10. sdave2944 - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Gotta trust Hexy. If he can the Flyers out of the hole Paul dug he should be GM of the century. I think the Caps GM is going to give Hommer a rum for the money, what was he thinking signing those contracts.
    Anyway, good luck Hexy, dont give up.

    • ibieiniid - Jul 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      i didn’t know that MacLellan was a bartender.

  11. upyoursnfu - Jul 3, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    He just wants to get out of Philly before idle hands Giroux gets a hold of him….

  12. pj608 - Jul 4, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    NJ would possibly make a trade for him but i dont think what NJ would be willing to give up for him would be suitable for the flyers. NYI, COL, EDM ANH, SJ and TOR could also be in the mix

  13. garn53 - Jul 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    To be bought out twice. The ultimate disgrace? Go for three – richer every time.

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