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Lecavalier suddenly the new guy

Updated: September 12, 2013, 5:43 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that the feeling of finality set in for Vincent Lecavalier.

He had been home in the Montreal area for the summer when he found out that the Tampa Bay Lightning -- the only NHL team Lecavalier had ever known and the team he helped put on the map both locally and nationally -- bought him out of the final seven years of his monster 11-year contract. So the impact wasn't quite as dramatic as if he'd been traded midseason or something of ...

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