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Report: Lecavalier close to life-long deal

From TSN:

It appears the excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s offseason
won’t stop after selecting
Steven Stamkos at Friday’s NHL Entry Draft.

TSN’s sister station in Quebec RDS reports that the Lightning and centre

Vincent Lecavalier have made very good progress on discussions that would see him sign a ‘lifelong’ contract with the club after July 1.

Read the rest of the story here.

I don’t really know what a “lifetime” contract means, but anything over 7-8 years doesn’t really make sense (even that is a long term in my opinion). Lecavalier is arguably one of the top three players in hockey, but he is already 28 years old and probably won’t get significantly better than he is now. Factoring in the cap, a contract that long isn’t something that would seem to be up Jay Feaster’s alley. Could this be new ownership’s second big move after firing John Tortorella?

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

Which Canadian team do you think is most likely to end the drought?

@KevinWeekes went with the Jets.

https://illegalcurve.com/who-is-canadas-best-chance-at-a-stanley-cup-tsn/

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