If I had a nickel for every time I heard that Lecavalier was going to be traded, then I’d probably have enough to finance the New York Islanders’ new “Light House” project.
Critics have said that he does not look like he has in the past, and he is not scoring as much, and blah, blah, blah.
The bottom line is that Lecavalier is still averaging about a point per game, and after a slow start it looks like he got his goal-scoring touch back. I watched him blast a slap shot past Dwayne Roloson on Thursday night, and if the Tampa Bay Lightning want to trade that kind of shot, then they are out of their minds.
Lecavalier has been the captain in Tampa for just under 10 years and has really been the face of that organization since he was drafted first overall in 1998.
And let’s not forget that the Lightning have been playing some great hockey as of late and are currently sitting in the seventh position in the Eastern Conference. My thinking is that any team that makes the playoffs has a chance at the Cup—so why trade one of your key components?
Just like last year, expect to hear Lecavalier’s name a lot up until March 3. And just like last year, he will be staying put.