I would take him on the leafs, but I wouldn't offer much for him. Basically if he were available for next to nothing I would say give it a shot, but if we're talking anything of real value from our side I don't want a part of it.
With Tampa having to sign Stamkos, i am assuming that they will have to get rid of Lecavlier or St.Louis. Would any of you be interested on gambling on Lecavlier (Even though he has a huge contract) and hope he returns to form playing with Kessel?
Honestly, i would love to see Lecavlier center Kessel. I read an article from Ulmer i believe, and his cap hit would be around 7.5m.
He started off the season slow, and now he plays on the second line with those not so brilliant wingers. Decent numbers though.
I think Lecavalier would be a perfect fit for this team. He would legitimately be a top-10 Sundin-like consistent centre for atleast the next 5-6 years. He is only 29, already has a Stanley Cup ring, and a 50/100 campaign. That would be a good target for Burke, because Lecavalier has a really good chance of stepping back to where he was 2 seasons ago.
But i agree that the trade would have to be slanted in our favor for me to even thinking about the contract.
And YES, Jeff Finger would have to be going the other way.