Vincent Lecavalier was the premiere free agent during the 2013 offseason, and the Flyers went out and signed him. At the time the Flyers needed defense and goaltending, but after buying out Daniel Briere they also needed a veteran center; enter Vincent Lecavalier. Lecavalier signed with the Flyers on July 2, 2013 to a five-year deal. Unfortunately, July 2 just might be the high point of Lecavalier’s tenure in Philadelphia.
Since joining the team in the 2013 offseason, Lecavalier has struggled mightily. The surface numbers of 20 goals might not stand out to you as a struggling player, but as you look deeper into the numbers it only gets worse and worse. Were there underlying signs that the Flyers front office missed when signing Lecavalier? Perhaps, let's take a quick look.