So the rumor de jour for Flames fans is that Vincent Lecavalier could land in Stampede city. Tim Panaccio Brought this up recently and is the source of this rumor.
Why it makes sense: Burke identified a number 1 center as part of the off season targets, Lecavalier is now removed from being considered a #1 but as far as Flames skill level there are worse guys out there to teach Monahan and the rest how to be NHL players.
There is the fact the Flames have money to burn to reach the floor and the Flyers are in cap jail. Lecavalier is a cap hit of 4.5 million for four more years, this is easily affordable for the Flames and works with their rebuild model. As younger players surpass him, he would be demoted accordingly.
The questions that remain is what this looks like, can the Flames take Pronger off them too and get a first and a+ prospect out of the deal? What would go the other way? I could not begin to speculate but it would have to be a roster player that was not expensive, in my mind that leaves Glencross as a potential.
What would a deal of Lecavalier, a first round pick (maybe even next years), and a Laughton type prospect for Glencross and say a second round make you think?
Capgeek has “Vinny” with a NMC which I thought was waived when he waived to be traded however if that is the case, I couldn’t imagine why he’d want to be part of a rebuild in Calgary.