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Vinny Lecavalier (Reports: 5 years, $4.5 per season, NMC; jersey #40; upds post #1)
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07-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
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If there was cap space to burn, alright. But there wasn't. Aren't they above the cap with more pressing concerns? They basically shipped out Briere, which made total sense, and then pushed themselves right back over the cap by signing someone who will essentially do what he did. What's the move here, trading Coutourier or Schenn? I don't know how you buy out like 13 million in cap space and don't fix your problems... while still remaining over the cap.
The Flyers also needed another top six forward badly after losing Briere, JVR, and Jagr in two offseasons. Lecavalier fits that need and then some. It also takes some of the pressure off of younger guys like Schenn and Couturier, and allows them to develop more slowly in complimentary roles.
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