It happened a lot quicker than that. TSN's Darren Dreger broke the news today that Lecavalier agreed to a five-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers worth $22.5 million. He will carry a cap hit of $4.5 million and reportedly received a no-movement clause.
The 6'4", 208 lbs. center scored 10 goals and added 22 assists in 39 games last year for Tampa. His best year came in 2006-07 when he scored 52 goals and added 56 assists. Despite only being 33 years old, he has some wear and tear on his body as he has played in 1,037 career games.
Again, I'm not sure I fully understand the move but I don't hate it either. His cap hit is reasonable given the comparable players. The good news is that his cap-hit is also tradeable so, despite the no-movement clause, he could still be moved.
The one thing about this is that needs to be brought up is the Flyers have five centers under contract without Scott Laughton. Brayden Schenn and Max Talbot could play a wing but I get the sense that something must give here. I was really hoping Laughton would get a look to make the Flyers out of training camp.
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