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08:22 AM ET 12.13 | On the face of things, Vincent Lecavalier earned a payday, reportedly for $85 million over 11 years. [Lecavalier] was one of the best, most productive players in the NHL five years ago and is still a good player today, but this contract is ugly with still eight years and more than $60 million remaining. Lecavalier's name was involved in countless trade rumors with the Montreal Canadiens not long after it was signed, and it's a shame for the Lightning's sake they never pulled the trigger on a deal and found a way to unload Lecavalier and his contract. Since his career year during the 2006-07 season when he scored a league leading 52 goals and finished with 108 points, his production has steadily dropped every season.

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December 13, 2012  08:48 AM ET

NHL's worst contract



I can think of another one...

December 13, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Ricketty DiPietro?
Lou Lou?

December 13, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Ricketty DiPietro?
Lou Lou?

Some Scott guy?

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December 13, 2012  09:10 AM ET

If the NHL doesn't give any buyouts like they claim to be fighting. And any AHL contract worth more than a mil counting agains the cap. There are going to be a lot of hurting teams.

December 13, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Ricketty DiPietro?Lou Lou?

ooh ooh, can I play too?
Wade redden.....?

December 13, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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ooh ooh, can I play too?Wade redden.....?

My Turn... My 'Canes and their god awful contract we gave to Tomas Kaberle... either that or Wisniewski in Columbus

December 13, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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ooh ooh, can I play too?Wade redden.....?

No you're disqualified for having the guy that gave out the vast majority of NHL bad contracts.

December 13, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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ooh ooh, can I play too?Wade redden.....?

Highest paid player in AHL history.

December 13, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Bettman

December 13, 2012  09:40 AM ET

There are a few more as some guys really did cash in...

December 13, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Bettman

Gotta give you that one.... who the heck would re-sign him after this load?

December 13, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Bettman

You killed it. The game is now officially over...

December 13, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

You killed it. The game is now officially over...

He killed it or he won?

Unfortunately its probably one and the same

December 13, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The game is now officially over...

Clever Double Entendre

December 13, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Bettman

This post should be done. This wins

December 13, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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He killed it or he won?Unfortunately its probably one and the same

Somehow it feels like there are no winners here.

It's really stupid that they can not figure out how to divide up OUR money. Afterall, we fund it.

December 13, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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No you're disqualified for having the guy that gave out the vast majority of NHL bad contracts.

with a caveat though, he was able to unload one particlularly bad one (you remember, a short, scraggly Alaskan...and no, not Sarah Palin either...she could at least score a bit...)

 
December 13, 2012  10:03 AM ET

I don't think there's an answer. There are sooooo many.

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