(UPDATE)- During a segment on That’s Hockey last night, Darren Dreger suggested that at this point, he does not think Lecavalier is willing to waive his no trade clause for a trade to Ottawa. The panel seemed to think there may be some flexibility there down the road but seemed to think Lecavalier would need some convincing. The Senators and Flyers have definitely talked but the salary retention and no trade clause seem to be pretty significant stumbling blocks right now.
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According to a rumour from Flyers’ reporter Tim Panaccio, the Senators may be talking to the Flyers about taking Vincent Lecavalier off their hands.
Lecavalier to OTT? Sens want Flyers 2 pick up salary and want something else for taking him off their hands … #vinnysagacontinues
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) July 3, 2014
Obviously there would have to more to a deal like this.
Not only would the Senators need to get a pick or prospect back from the Flyers, they’d also need the Flyers to eat a significant portion of his salary. Lecavalier scored 20 goals last season but at age 34, he’s clearly in the twilight of his NHL career. He also has four more years left on his deal and is scheduled to earn $6 million next season.
Ottawa has also been linked to free agent centre David Legwand. The Leafs and Sabres also have interest.