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Fleury14 06-29-2013 09:49 PM

Meeting with Lecavalier
 
Elliotte Friedman reporting that Lecavalier is meeting with the Flames (and Detroit) tomorrow.


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Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 43m

Check that: hearing Lecavalier will meet with Detroit and Calgary tomorrow. Two meetings, not one.
earlier tweets:

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Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 27 Jun

So far, he's been asked about Canadiens (he will listen if they call) and Red Wings (he would consider it)...does say he wants longer term
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Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 27 Jun

I think Lecavalier just said (in French) he is open to everything and doesn't have a list of teams
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Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 27 Jun

Lecavalier: "It's a tough day, but I'm so motivated...to go somewhere else and prove I can still play at a high level."

tyflames 06-29-2013 10:18 PM

No.. He is at the end of the road. His best days are behind him. Not the player we need in rebuild mode

HighLifeMan 06-29-2013 10:21 PM

I wouldn't mind him here, but why would you meet with him on draft day?
Priorities should be placed elsewhere tomorrow.

InfinityIggy 06-29-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by HighLifeMan (Post 68234119)
I wouldn't mind him here, but why would you meet with him on draft day?
Priorities should be placed elsewhere tomorrow.

Could be after the draft??

The Ultimate Warrior 06-29-2013 10:28 PM

I wouldn't mind a strong veteran leader in the who has won a cup. It would be great for the young guys!

4yrs @ 6million is the max I would give.

tmurfin 06-29-2013 10:40 PM

Vinny would be a great guy to have around.. Time for new leadership, not sure if he'll want to come though, but I'd love to see him in a flaming C

HighLifeMan 06-29-2013 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by InfinityIggy (Post 68234195)
Could be after the draft??

I suppose, I thought it would last all day however.

JurassicTunga 06-29-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by HighLifeMan (Post 68236879)
I suppose, I thought it would last all day however.

Early morning before the draft possibly?

Northern Neighbour 06-29-2013 11:40 PM

I would offer him a 5-year deal if the average salary is around $5M with higher base salaries in the first couple of years. Lecavalier is still a very good player. He's not a franchise guy, but he's a very good #2 centre and a fringe #1.

If the Flames can land him and Seguin, the rebuild/re-tool would be off to a fast start. Then add a Clarkson or Horton in FA.

Calculon 06-30-2013 12:10 AM

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@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Slated to meet with Calgary and Detroit on Sunday morning, while Vancouver is possibly interested.
Link

Johnny Hoxville 06-30-2013 12:38 AM

Maybe we sign him and Iggy come back? :laugh:

I'd like Vinny but I'm not getting my hopes at all.

TheHudlinator 06-30-2013 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by HighLifeMan (Post 68234119)
I wouldn't mind him here, but why would you meet with him on draft day?
Priorities should be placed elsewhere tomorrow.

He is in NYR and the draft is in NJ so it isn't hard to meet with him. Also I think it would be Conroy and Hartley meeting with him leaving Feaster and Weisbrod to handle the draft (lets be honest as long as Weisbrod is there our "management" is there). Also the draft starts at 3 in the afternoon it wouldn't be hard to meet with him around 10-11 and make it back well before the draft.

Ace Rimmer 06-30-2013 02:06 AM

Sign Horton, Lecavalier. Trade for Seguin.

Cammalleri - Lecavalier - Horton
Bärtschi - Seguin - Hudler
Glencross - Stajan - Stempniak

Not sure if the cap works but looks like a decent top nine.

Dare to dream Arnold. Dare to dream...

Johnny Hoxville 06-30-2013 02:12 AM

I actually hope If we miss on Vinny that it increases our chances of getting Filpula.

Method Man 06-30-2013 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by HighLifeMan (Post 68234119)
I wouldn't mind him here, but why would you meet with him on draft day?
Priorities should be placed elsewhere tomorrow.

Feaster has made it very clear the draft is the day for his scouting department. They have their ducks in a row and ready to go so Feaster, Weisbrod, Conroy and maybe Goulet will have an hour to spare to try and sell Vinny on the direction of the Flames.

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Originally Posted by MVW (Post 68244085)
I actually hope If we miss on Vinny that it increases our chances of getting Filpula.

What is this obsession people have with Filppula? I just don't see it. He is a 3rd liner who has only exceeded 40 points once in his career.

His 66 point season is a mere blip on the radar.

What I absolutely love is that Matt Stajan had a better year (and quite frankly has had a better career statistically) than Filppula and people who are willing to move Stajan are willing to give Flip more money than Stajan ever saw. :laugh:

Flip is not a good signing.

Lecavalier on the other hand? He is a good signing. With Iggy gone he could immediately step in as the leader of this franchise. If he stays healthy he should see 65+ points, possibly more in an offensive system.

If we could add Vinnie AND Seguin? That would be amazing.

mdexm 06-30-2013 05:48 AM

I would offer him a high paying (7m+) 1 year deal with the selling point being a great opportunity to have undisputed 1st line minutes and prove he's still got it. Worst case is he blows it and can walk next UFA season. Either way we bring our cap up, get a solid piece for our 1st line and aren't committed to anything unreasonable during the rebuild. The short term means if we draft a stud center this or next year there won't be an old balls 7m/year for 5 years star on the 1st line impeding their path to the top line.

It's moot anyway, Lecav would never go for it.

Northern Neighbour 06-30-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin (Post 68243931)
Sign Horton, Lecavalier. Trade for Seguin.

Cammalleri - Lecavalier - Horton
Bärtschi - Seguin - Hudler
Glencross - Stajan - Stempniak

Not sure if the cap works but looks like a decent top nine.

Dare to dream Arnold. Dare to dream...

With Kipper retiring, the Flames have $24M in cap space, so it's entirely possible that the team can sign Lecavalier and Horton and acquire Seguin. The team probably would still have $6M in cap space with their acquisitions.

TheHudlinator 06-30-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin (Post 68243931)
Sign Horton, Lecavalier. Trade for Seguin.

Cammalleri - Lecavalier - Horton
Bärtschi - Seguin - Hudler
Glencross - Stajan - Stempniak

Not sure if the cap works but looks like a decent top nine.

Dare to dream Arnold. Dare to dream...

Wow I love that team.

Jones might take Stempniak's spot on the 3rd line but still that looks amazing, so it won't happen.

Ace Rimmer 06-30-2013 09:38 AM

Haha forgot about Jones. 4th line of

Bouma - Knight - Jones

TheHudlinator 06-30-2013 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin (Post 68252423)
Haha forgot about Jones. 4th line of

Bouma - Knight - Jones

If Feaster pulls that off I will shut up about him. :laugh:

Johnny Hoxville 06-30-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Abbotsford Heat (Post 68246135)
Feaster has made it very clear the draft is the day for his scouting department. They have their ducks in a row and ready to go so Feaster, Weisbrod, Conroy and maybe Goulet will have an hour to spare to try and sell Vinny on the direction of the Flames.

What is this obsession people have with Filppula? I just don't see it. He is a 3rd liner who has only exceeded 40 points once in his career.

His 66 point season is a mere blip on the radar.

What I absolutely love is that Matt Stajan had a better year (and quite frankly has had a better career statistically) than Filppula and people who are willing to move Stajan are willing to give Flip more money than Stajan ever saw. :laugh:

Flip is not a good signing.

Lecavalier on the other hand? He is a good signing. With Iggy gone he could immediately step in as the leader of this franchise. If he stays healthy he should see 65+ points, possibly more in an offensive system.

If we could add Vinnie AND Seguin? That would be amazing.

I've always liked Flip (I should be able to spell his name properly then :laugh: ). I like the way he plays and his all around game, I like how he's been coached, I like the team and tradition he comes from. Most players would be 3rd liners playing behind Datsyuk and Zetterberg. If we can't find anyone better, I hope Hudler calls this guy up and and asks his buddy to come and play here.

Method Man 06-30-2013 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by MVW (Post 68252893)
I've always liked Flip (I should be able to spell his name properly then :laugh: ). I like the way he plays and his all around game, I like how he's been coached, I like the team and tradition he comes from. Most players would be 3rd liners playing behind Datsyuk and Zetterberg. If we can't find anyone better, I hope Hudler calls this guy up and and asks his buddy to come and play here.

He would be a last resort for me because I really don't think he is any better than what we have and free agents more often than not cost term and dollars and I wouldn't want to give him much of either. 2 years @ 3.5 per tops.

TheHudlinator 06-30-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Abbotsford Heat (Post 68252993)
He would be a last resort for me because I really don't think he is any better than what we have and free agents more often than not cost term and dollars and I wouldn't want to give him much of either. 2 years @ 3.5 per tops.

I agree with this, he doesn't play center much and doesn't produce a lot on his own. With many players in UFA that I think have his set of skills or better I don't want him.

I would prefer getting a guy like Stalberg or Bickell if we want to get a player who needs skill around him to succeed at least they can do other things when they aren't scoring.

Rockmorton 06-30-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin (Post 68243931)
Sign Horton, Lecavalier. Trade for Seguin.

Cammalleri - Lecavalier - Horton
Bärtschi - Seguin - Hudler
Glencross - Stajan - Stempniak

Not sure if the cap works but looks like a decent top nine.

Dare to dream Arnold. Dare to dream...

I share your dream, but where's Backs?

Method Man 06-30-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TheHudlinator (Post 68253271)
I agree with this, he doesn't play center much and doesn't produce a lot on his own. With many players in UFA that I think have his set of skills or better I don't want him.

I would prefer getting a guy like Stalberg or Bickell if we want to get a player who needs skill around him to succeed at least they can do other things when they aren't scoring.

I might not agree on those players per se, but I do want tougher harder to play against players. we have enough softer finesse guys at the moment. We already have Bart, Backs and Huds as softer forwards and then Staj, Cammy, Stempy. Or only "tougher" forwards right now are Glencross, Jones and Knight and they still IMO aren't a the level of toughness we need.


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