He played in 64 games last season. 64.
That's a .77 PPG rate. For context, Ryan Kesler's PPG rate was .64.
Oh, but Kesler was "injured", right? HA!
Ya he was, like his agent said you would have to have fallen off a turnip truck to think that the injury didn't affect his play.
And he's bang-on. I don't know why you refuse to believe he was injuried, when the clear facts (Games missed, Surgery, Rehab, Reports) Prove without a doubt that you are wrong.
All of the teams that I listed would likely have interest in Lecavalier, if the cap could be worked out. That's why I listed them. I don't think you're all aware that he's still a very good player. Good player, bad contract. Just like Luongo.
BTW, something for you all to think about; the way that you're all speaking about Lecavalier is basically how other NHL markets speak of Luongo. "Way overpaid", "past his prime", "albatross contract", etc.
I don't recall you listing any teams, excuse me I just missed it but you should re-post them, I didn't see it in your last reply.
And after looking through a few earlier posts of yours I couldn't find the list either.
And you and all them can think that all you want, but it's incorrect.
Luongo is still a star player (something Lecavalier no longer is), and has a much greater cap hit, which still makes him appealing dispite the length.
And I guess you still don't understand that when he retires the contract ends, you make it seem like they are stuck with the contract no matter what, when it is unlikely he will play that long IMO.
Infact, from what I have been hearing surrounding the CBA negotiations is that there is a strong possibility something could be implemented that would punish the teams with those types of contracts, by making that team take on the cap hit after the player retires, even if they were on another team when they retired.
Which would only make the contract seem less of a burden than it already is to the other teams.
Edit: Oh BTW that Phaneuf to Crosby comparison was classic, comparing the best player in the world to someone who isn't even a top 10 D-man in the league (Maybe not even top 15).
And again he said Phaneuf would be on the 3rd pair due to sides, which no matter how many times it is explained to you still it's getting through your head for some miraculous reason.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 15 November 2012 - 07:14 PM.