Thread: Player Discussion: Vinny Lecavalier
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05-07-2014, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I'm indifferent regarding VL. If they trade him, great. If not, I'm confident he can rebound to be more effective than he was after his injuries. He'll be overpaid still, but I can live with that.
Me too.

They have a lot of depth at center but I'd rather see them trade a center to satisfy an actual need like fixing the defense or acquiring a better backup goalie than just for the sake of dumping Lecavalier. Someone would have to replace his production on the scoreboard and that someone may come with a similar cap-hit.

And maybe, just maybe, it would pay off to keep Lecavlier and stack Laughton in the AHL for year and have a capable callup in case injuries pile up. Right now they don't even have a borderline NHL player at the center position on the Phantoms roster and that's a main reason why their affiliate sucks that bad...

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