Why The Buffalo Sabres Should Trade For Vincent Lecavalier

December 11th, 2009 by Garrett Hirschman Leave a reply »
The Buffalo Sabres are in need of a legitimate #1 center and Vincent Lecavalier would be a great fit.

Let's face it, Tim Connolly and Derek Roy are decent players but they are second or third line centers at best. Buffalo has not had a top line center since Daniel Briere, and he was not elite or even great.

Now I realize that Wayne Gretzky probably has a better chance of suiting up for the blue and gold than Vincent Lecavalier does, but lets play this scenario out a little bit.

It's no secret that Tampa Bay wants to part with Lecavalier. He has a huge ten year contract that counts almost $8 million per year against the cap.  Of course, the first thought that pops into your head when you see that is, "no way the Sabres pick that contract up." I agree, but let's dream together.

For starters, Lecavalier is 6'4", 223 lbs. That is a Paul Gaustad with ten times more skill.  Lecavalier has great size and great scoring ability.  So far this year he has been average, but a change of scenery could work wonders. 

The Sabres have started out pretty good this year, but do they have what it takes down the stretch and into the playo ...

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