Lightning Shopping Lecavalier?

After a hot start to this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have cooled noticeably, dropping seven of their last 10 games and sliding to 13th in the Eastern Conference.

That prompted Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones to suggest the Lightning shop captain Vincent Lecavalier, calling him their only legitimate trade candidate.

Despite Lecavalier’s no-movement clause and the seven years (at a cap hit of $7.7 million) remaining on his contract, Jones believes this season could be a good time to peddle the long-time Lightning star.

Noting the rumors which for years linked Lecavalier to the Montreal Canadiens, Jones feels this year they might make sense, given the Canadiens’ improvement and potential willingness to do anything to win their first Stanley Cup in 20 years.

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