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Vincent Lecavalier of the Canadiens with the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Published April 1, 2024 at 1:20

Vincent Lecavalier now works for the Canadiens, and he could have become a player for the team in 2009. He could also have become a member of the Maple Leafs in 2002.

Indeed, rumors have always been abundant for the famous number 4 from the Lightning. Yet, he had a remarkable career in Tampa Bay, even winning a Stanley Cup and having his jersey retired by the team.

In 2009, a trade involving Max Pacioretty, Carey Price, and P.K. Subban was confirmed, but the Lightning owner refused to let his GM proceed further. It would have made a huge difference in the history of both franchises.

In 2002, it was Toronto where he could have been traded. According to Jeff Marek, Nik Antropov, Jonas Hoglund, Tomas Kaberle, and Brad Boyes or a first-round pick were part of the deal, but it never materialized because Rick Dudley, the GM at the time, was replaced by Jay Feaster in 2002.

It's clear that the Lightning could have received a lot for Vincent, but history is written, and they did well to keep him, if only for the 2004 Stanley Cup.

April 1   |   269 answers
Vincent Lecavalier of the Canadiens with the Toronto Maple Leafs?

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