Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Lecavalier Officially Files His Paperwork
Vincent Lecavalier, a member of Stuart's 2008 1st place team in the hockey pool, has officially called it quits, as per his agreement, when the Kings offered to trade for his services from the Flyers this season.
Lecavalier, the 1st overall pick in 1998's entry draft, enjoyed a very productive NHL career, which spanned 1,212 regular season games and 75 playoff games between Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, where he scored 421 regular season goals and 949 points, 26 playoff goals and 56 points, a Stanley Cup and a Rocket Richard Trophy in his case.
Unfortunately, his overall value in the hockey pools has dropped over the years, which coincides with his perceived value by NHL teams, which showed a decline in ice-time and a decline in scoring. Those sort of elements will greatly reduce your usefulness in the pool.
Lecavalier did make an appearance in the 2016 regular season hockey pool, after his arrival in Los Angeles, he did have a quick resurgence in the scoring department, picking up 10 goals and 17 points in 42 games, leading up to the playoffs, but his playoff run was ended in five games.