Lecavalier going …

Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal

The New York Rangers would certainly be in the hunt for the struggling Vincent Lecavalier if he wants to waive his no-trade, no-move clause in Tampa Bay.

Why? Because the fiery John Tortorella was his Lightning coach and he’d look wonderful alongside Marian Gaborik.

But the Rangers would have to move about $10 million in salary to Tampa to make it work. Do the Lightning want centre Chris Drury and defenceman Michal Rozsival? I don’t think so.

The Los Angeles Kings might be the best suitor.

The Kings could use a centre to complement Anze Kopitar, have the salary-cap room, and have lots of young pieces to move to the Lightning.

One thing is very clear: Lecavalier badly needs a change of scenery, and with centre Steve Stamkos and defenceman Victor Hedman in Tampa, they’re the future. Vincent’s the past.