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Stars Free Agent Needs Start at Center: Vincent Lecavalier

There is no question the Stars are short on talent at the center position. Even when factoring the prospects, the Stars are stacked everywhere but center. Last season they attempted to fill the void with stopgaps. This season they hope to make a more long-term strategy but with limited options available they may end up right where they began last year.

Apr 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (4) skates as Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jussi Jokinen (36) defends during the second period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A few days ago the Dallas Stars met with recently bought-out all-star center Vincent Lecavalier. The former first round pick has seen his game decline in recent years but at age 33, still has much to offer.

Even with the decline, Lecavalier is considered by most to be the most prized free agent available and it didn’t take long for the Dallas Stars to make their intentions known.

Jim Nill told the DMN,

We made it clear to him that we’re interested in him, that we think he would be a good fit on our team, and that we believe he can help us get to where we want to go…

Some other notable centers the stars may be interested in?

Mike Riberio and Derek Roy to name a couple. The market is very thin so if the Stars miss out on Lecavalier they may be interested in these former Stars as a stop-gap solutions once again.

How the Stars solve their issues at center will be a strong indicator of what fans can expect in 2014.

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Topics: Dallas Stars, Vincent Lecavalier

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