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Vincent Lecavalier has been a big piece of the Lightning's core. With the team's highest salary-cap hit, don't expect him to be moving.
Tampa Bay doesn’t have a lot of moveable parts.
The Bolts have Vincent Lecavalier with nearly an $8 million cap hit until 2020. Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell are under contract until 2015-16. Martin St. Louis and Ryan Malone are locked up until 2014-15.
Nate Thompson—who could have been considered a moveable part—signed a four-year extension last week through 2016-17.
Then there is the group of young stars like Cory Conacher, Tyler Johnson and Radko Gudas. It is extremely impractical to think the Lightning will be able to keep all of the young stars in Tampa Bay for the rest of their careers, but this certainly won’t be the season that ties are cut.
Matt Carle and Victor Hedman are the heart of the Lightning defense and both are signed until at least 2017.
With a new coach and a talented core, it would be a disservice to the organization to sell the pieces.