NEW YORK The Florida Panthers missed out on an opportunity once already to acquire Vincent Lecavalier. Fifteen years later, they are going to take another shot at getting the playmaking center into their lineup.
Panthers general manager Dale Tallon and assistant GM Mike Santos intend to make a pitch to sign the unrestricted free agent and fomer Lightning captain.
"We've got young big centermen that would learn a lot from him, so yeah, we've got some interest," Tallon said. "Hopefully he has some interest as well. That's the way it starts. It takes two to tango. If he doesn't want to come, so be it. But I think there could be some open dialogue there and it would be a benefit to our franchise as far as him being able to help our young guys develop."
The Lightning officially removed Lecavalier from its reserved list Saturday, giving other franchises permission to speak with the center. Tallon said he has not yet talked to the former Stanley Cup ...