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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers To Sign Vincent LeCavalier for 5 Years, $22.5M
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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers To Sign Vincent LeCavalier for 5 Years, $22.5M

Jul 2 2013, 6:37pm CDT | by

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier has reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers for a five-year contract worth $22.5 million.

Vincent Lecavalier has reportedly agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers.  Yahoo! Sports' Greg Wyshynski says the deal is for five years and $22.5 million. Lecavalier would be the second-...

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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers To Sign Vincent LeCavalier for 5 Years, $22.5M

Jul 2 2013, 6:37pm CDT | by

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier has reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers for a five-year contract worth $22.5 million.

Vincent Lecavalier has reportedly agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Yahoo! Sports' Greg Wyshynski says the deal is for five years and $22.5 million. Lecavalier would be the second-highest paid forward on the Flyers roster behind Scott Hartnell

Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux couldn't be more pleased with their latest acquisition. 

"Very excited, he's going to bring a lot to our team."

Lecavalier tested the market last week after his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, used one of its two compliance buyouts to formally end their relationship. The buyout eliminated his $7.727 million salary cap hit through the 2019-20 season. 

Him joining the Flyers puts the team over the salary cap (a hit of $4.5 million) even after Philadelphia used buyouts of its own on Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, per the Sporting News Sean Gentille. 

Sports Illustrated reports almost a dozen teams interviewed him , including the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames

Wyshynski maintains Lecavalier utlimately chose Philadelphia because it came close to offering him the $5 million per season he was seeking and he also gets to play in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers, on the other hand, wanted a second line center with size and veteran leadership. It turned out to be a good deal for both sides. 

The 33-year-old Lecavalier played his first 14 seasons with the Lightning. He has scored 383 goals and dished out 491 assists for a total of 874 career points, per ESPN stats. 

 

 

 
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The five best and worst long-term NHL contracts

Jul 9 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Signing players to long-term contracts can be risky business for NHL general managers. Even when reliable building blocks such as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are locked up to eight-year extensions, it’s worth asking whether the team has made a smart investment. There have been plenty of deals that have worked out in recent years, but there’s also been a few mistakes – see David Clarkson or Dion Phaneuf. With that in mind, here’s a look at five of the best and worst l ...
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2 weeks ago

The five best and worst long-term NHL contracts

Jul 9 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Signing players to long-term contracts can be risky business for NHL general managers. Even when reliable building blocks such as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are locked up to eight-year extensions, it’s worth asking whether the team has made a smart investment. There have been plenty of deals that have worked out in recent years, but there’s also been a few mistakes – see David Clarkson or Dion Phaneuf. With that in mind, here’s a look at five ...
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2 weeks ago

The five best and worst long-term NHL contracts

Jul 9 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Signing players to long-term contracts can be risky business for NHL general managers. Even when reliable building blocks such as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are locked up to eight-year extensions, it’s worth asking whether the team has made a smart investment. There have been plenty of deals that have worked out in recent years, but there’s also been a few mistakes – see David Clarkson or Dion Phaneuf. With that in mind, here’s a look at five of the best and worst long-term ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

The five best and worst long-term NHL contracts

Jul 9 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Signing players to long-term contracts can be risky business for NHL general managers. Even when reliable building blocks such as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are locked up to eight-year extensions, it’s worth asking whether the team has made a smart investment. There have been plenty of deals that have worked out in recent years, but there’s also been a few mistakes – see David Clarkson or Dion Phaneuf. With that in mind, here’s a look at five o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Lecavalier tops 20 most expensive NHL buyouts

Jun 18 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s buyout season again. The wonderful time of the year in which front-office types get to press the reset button at the angst of their owner bosses. With this being the final summer of compliance buyouts, the fun shall endure until June 30. And while we once thought Alexei Yashin’s deal would be the long-standing No. 1, he’s not even in the top three anymore. My how the times change. Without further ado, ...
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5 weeks ago

Lecavalier tops 20 most expensive NHL buyouts

Jun 18 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s buyout season again. The wonderful time of the year in which front-office types get to press the reset button at the angst of their owner bosses. With this being the final summer of compliance buyouts, the fun shall endure until June 30. And while we once thought Alexei Yashin’s deal would be the long-standing No. 1, he’s not even in the top three anymore. My how the times change. Without further ado, here is a look at the 20 pric ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Lecavalier tops 20 most expensive NHL buyouts

Jun 18 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s buyout season again. The wonderful time of the year in which front-office types get to press the reset button at the angst of their owner bosses. With this being the final summer of compliance buyouts, the fun shall endure until June 30. And while we once thought Alexei Yashin’s deal would be the long-standing No. 1, he’s not even in the top three anymore. My how the times change. Without further ado, here is a look at the 20 priciest buyouts o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lecavalier tops 20 most expensive NHL buyouts

Jun 17 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s buyout season again. The wonderful time of the year in which front-office types get to press the reset button at the angst of their owner bosses. With this being the final summer of compliance buyouts, the fun shall endure until June 30. And while we once thought Alexei Yashin’s deal would be the long-standing No. 1, he’s not even in the top three anymore. My how the times change. Without further ado, here is a look at the 20 priciest bu ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lecavalier tops 20 most expensive NHL buyouts

Jun 17 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s buyout season again. The wonderful time of the year in which front-office types get to press the reset button at the angst of their owner bosses. With this being the final summer of compliance buyouts, the fun shall endure until June 30. And while we once thought Alexei Yashin’s deal would be the long-standing No. 1, he’s not even in the top three anymore. My how the times change. Without further ado, here is a look at the 20 priciest buyouts o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lecavalier tops 20 most expensive NHL buyouts

Jun 17 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s buyout season again. The wonderful time of the year in which front-office types get to press the reset button at the angst of their owner bosses. With this being the final summer of compliance buyouts, the fun shall endure until June 30. And while we once thought Alexei Yashin’s deal would be the long-standing No. 1, he’s not even in the top three anymore. My how the times change. Without further ado, here is a look at the 20 priciest buyouts of all time. All fig ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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