Vinny Lecavalier is being paid $1,030.29 an hour to play against the Lightning

Cam Lewis
January 10 2015 02:12PM

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On Monday, the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to head to the Wells Fargo Centre to take on the Flyers, meaning Vinny Lecavalier is going to take on the team he once captained and won a Stanley Cup with before being bought out. Let’s assume this is going to be a clean, quick game that’s over by 10:00 pm ET. In those three hours, Tampa Bay is going to pay Lecavalier roughly $3,090.87 to play against them. 

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The Jackets show commitment to Bobrovsky, the face of their franchise

Cam Lewis
January 10 2015 12:15AM

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It really wasn’t that long ago that Sergei Bobrovsky was dumped by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a collection of draft picks. Geez, they grow up so fast, don’t they? As we all know, the Flyers ended up buying out Ilya Bryzgalov while Bobrovsky went on to win the Vezina trophy. Columbus sent a message loud and clear that they won’t make the same mistake that the Flyers made, as they opened up their wallets for the new face of their franchise. 

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The Leafs are pressed right up against the cap, something's gotta give

Cam Lewis
January 09 2015 10:47AM

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It doesn’t take much analysis to realize that things are pretty rotten in Toronto. After firing Randy Carlyle, the Leafs came out and laid an egg at home, getting shelled 6-2 by the Washington Capitals. The Leafs, who are 2-8-0 in their last 10 games, are quickly slipping out of playoff contention in the Eastern Conference, and with their current salary cap situation, it’s going to be really difficult for them to do anything about it. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 09 2015 07:00AM

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World Junior gold, Phil Kessel exchange with reporter, Leafs fire Carlyle, 5 coaching candidates, Todd Nelson needs to go, Flames at the halfway mark, catching up with former Canucks and more in this week's Roundup.

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The Flames are actually a really good buyer candidate come trade deadline time

Cam Lewis
January 08 2015 02:19PM

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When it comes to the Trade Deadline, there’s buyers, there’s sellers, and then there’s the Calgary Flames who are floating around somewhere in Purgatory. While they may not have planned to be buyers at the deadline, of all teams in the league, they might actually be in the best position to do so. 

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