December 2, 1998
It looks like Vincent will not be headed to
Winnipeg this Christmas to represent Canada
at the wjhc tournament. Instead he will
likely remain with Tampa getting little ice
time. Personally, I am very disappointed with
Demers' decision and I believe that playing
for team Canada would be nothing but beneficial.
Lecavalier sees about 11 minutes of ice time
or less per game and has 5 points in 22 games.
October 25, 1998
Lecavalier made mom and dad proud tonight. Playing the
Canucks, Vince got a beauty feed from Sandy McCarthy in the 1st
and put it behind Garth Snow to record his first ever NHL goal.
Lucky for me, that game was on sportsnet so I was able to record
what should be the first of many.
Yvon and Christianne, Vincent's parents,
were leaving for Montreal so he knew it would be his last chance
to score in front of them for awhile. Lightning win 3rd straight
3-2. (Article below)
October 22, 1998
1st point in NHL-
Vince notched his first of many assists last night
in a game against Pittsburgh. His point came
in the first period on Tucker's goal. The Lightning finally
won a game, snapping a 15 game winless streak from last season.
The final score was 5-0.
October 9, 1998
Vincent signs contract-
The bolts and Lecavalier agreed to the richest rookie
deal in NHL history Wednesday. The 3 year deal could
pay him near to $16 mil (numbers not released).
He leads the lightning in pre-season scoring with 9 points
and was named the No.2 center for the start of the season
which goes against Florida today.
September 19, 1998
Oh what a mess this place is! Anyway hockey season is
right around the corner... Vincent was in Austria with the
team playing ex games, but he's
back now and doing pretty well so far at the NHL level. Scoring
and doing not bad in his first pro fight.
Check out the article you know where!
June 29, 1998
Surprise surprise, Lecavalier to Tampa-
Yay!!=o) The Tampa Bay Lightning made Vincent Lecavalier the #1
pick yesterday in this year's amateur draft. The lightning
are undergoing a face lift and are looking at Vinny to be
the next savior in Florida (unfairly, I might add). Vincent
was obviously very happy and relieved that it was all "finally over."
He also had no qualms about going back to Jr. hockey next year,
which I think would be the best thing... but, two words: Joe Thornton.
Anyway I'm linking CBS's pics on the picture page as well as articles
and lightning links, so check 'em out!
June 13, 1998
Don Cherry's Coach's corner-
Vincent, along with some other draft prospects (Legwand,
Henrich, Biron, Allen, Malhotra, Stuart), appeared on
Thursday's Coach's corner. Vinny didn't get much airtime due
to Kingstoney Bryan Allen, but he did look spiffy.
June 11, 1998
June Hockey Beckett-
There is an article on draft prospects in this month's hockey beckett.
Also, Vincent is on the back cover of the magazine! Definitely
a good buy. Beckett also has information on draft prospects who
you may want to get a jump on, card collecting wise, if you're in the
hobby. Vincent has several RC's out, including a hot one by Zenith
which is going for $12 hi price.
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