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Vinny Lecavalier (Reports: 5 years, $4.5 per season, NMC; jersey #40; upds post #1)

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07-02-2013, 06:11 PM
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Getting a player of VL's caliber for 4.5, while Mez is soaking up 4. Perspective.
If I'm Homer I make Mez go away.

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Why are people complaining about the NMC? We just got the best UFA on the market. Lecavalier, Hartnell, and Kimmo are the only ones with full NTCs. Simmonds, Grossmann, and Coburn have modified NTCs. That's pretty much on par with the rest of the league, and as many have pointed out, the top guys want these and if they don't get them, you pay more or they walk.

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07-02-2013, 06:12 PM
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Nah, that's not the Flyers way. Our ideal lineup:

Center-Center-Center
Center-Center-Center
Center-Center-Center
Shelley-Center-Shelley

Center-Center
Center-Center
Center-Center

Mason
Center

it is what it is.
Correction the last line should read
Shelley-Shelley-Shelley

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I like this deal. I am probably hugely biased here though, because Lecavalier is one of my favorite players (from his glory days). He's a very consistent offensive producer, solid defensively and good in the fo circle. He will be an outstanding mentor for the young forwards on this team. Anyone who tells you that lecav didn't at least have some hand in how great a player stamkos has turned into is kidding themselves.

That said, we still need a goalie and ideally a good young defenseman.

Now the alarming question; does this mean that one of Schenn, Couturier or Laughton is moved for a young defenseman with upside? (Myers, Kulikov, Gormley, Runblad etc.)?

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07-02-2013, 06:13 PM
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Homer plays NHL like I play EHM.
Same here "I need a center... This guy is suited to play RW/LW/RD, good enough!"

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I have a feeling this means one of our young centres are being moved; Couts or Schenn. I can't see them being on the third/fourth line for another 5 years. I really didn't want Lecav on the team, I thought we were looking good down the middle, but it is what it is, I hope I'm wrong.

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If I'm Homer I make Mez go away.
Agreed. The question is: When?

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Correction the last line should read
Shelley-Shelley-Shelley
That looks like too few centers though. Perhaps we can draft a goon center in the 2nd round next year.

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Agreed. The question is: When?
Now would be nice

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If I'm Homer I make Mez go away.
If we get anything for mez it will be a miracle. More likely it will be mez and a pick for future considerations.

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Agreed. The question is: When?
If I'm Homer, as soon as it takes to go down my GM speed dial and have anybody offer anything at all for him. A plain bagel will do.

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That looks like too few centers though. Perhaps we can draft a goon center in the 2nd round next year.
I heard one of our Dmen played Center when he was playing a pickup game of hockey when he was 12. So it's balanced now

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I have a feeling this means one of our young centres are being moved; Couts or Schenn. I can't see them being on the third/fourth line for another 5 years. I really didn't want Lecav on the team, I thought we were looking good down the middle, but it is what it is, I hope I'm wrong.
Schenn to the wing, Couturier as the 3C for a couple more years. I don't see the problem.

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I fully expect Homer to sign also the other former 1st overall who will be bought out soon, a.k.a. DiPietro.

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Why so mad?
I'm not mad. I think you're one goaltender away to go deep in the playoffs. You have goaltending problems for what, 10 years?

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I just have to laugh.

Getting Vinny is awesome, but reported aspects of this contract are just bonkers (5 years, NMC). Can't say we don't go for it. Or that we ever learn.

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Nah, that's not the Flyers way. Our ideal lineup:

Center-Center-Center
Center-Center-Center
Center-Center-Center
Shelley-Center-Shelley

Center-Center
Center-Center
Center-Center

Mason
Center

it is what it is.
Gotta have at least one Shelley in there. No roster is complete without one.

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I don't want to sound like chicken little but this franchise has no direction. Why exactly do we need Lecavalier?

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I'm not mad. I think you're one goaltender away to go deep in the playoffs. You have goaltending problems for what, 10 years?
Pssssh we don't need no stinking goalie

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I'm not mad. I think you're one goaltender away to go deep in the playoffs. You have goaltending problems for what, 10 years?
We're always one goaltender away. Luckily, we've got Bobrov--

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Yay, we have cap spa.... oh, nevermind.

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I don't want to sound like chicken little but this franchise has no direction. Why exactly do we need Lecavalier?

Because **** defense.

Esp now that were shopping Coburn and Mez.

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Talbot's a winger. Schenn will likely move to the wing. Vinny's a good faceoff guy, taking him out of the dot would be stupid considering it was a big problem for us last year outside of Giroux.
Spot on, now CG doesn't have to run out there for almost every faceoff.

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Yay, we have cap spa.... oh, nevermind.
What good is cap space if we can't spend it on shiny new things?

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