Non, Maybe Oui
Chalk me up as one guy who’s not crazy about the idea of Vincent Lecavalier in Montreal.
Five years ago, when he was 28 or so and a bonafide French-Canadian star who wore number four because his granddad loved Jean Beliveau, I wanted very much to see the big centre wearing the CH.
But he was on the decline in Tampa Bay in the last couple of years, not nearly as effective as he was, he’s on the cusp of being old, and the Lightning decided to move on without him. He’s not the 52- goal and 40-goal scorer he was a handful of years ago.
Martin St. Louis knows how to grow old and play. Maybe not Vincent.
However, I say all this without seeing him in action much, so I have no idea. I’m just babbling before we go out in Montreal traffic and get lost again.
Having said that, if the Habs did decide to bring him aboard and he became an important guy with his size down the middle and his experience, was somehow revitalized and helped out in a big way, and the province of Quebec and Habs fans everywhere embraced him, then I’m all for it.
This is a fine example of fence-sitting.
And his wife Caroline is lovely and I would work hard to make her comfortable when the team is on the road.