The top free agent on the market this summer has apparently made his decision: Vincent Lecavalier is going to join the Philadelphia Flyers.
His decision was reported by both Darren Dreger of TSN and Tim Pannacio of CSN Philly, who had the early numbers on the contract.
Dreger was able to confirm the deal a little later.
Lecavalier, bought out by the Lightning a few days ago, has been spending his time narrowing down his list of teams. Three teams most assumed would be at the top were the Canadiens, Red Wings and Stars. They were each eliminated and the Flyers were left standing.
It's an interesting choice, that's for sure. The Flyers are a team that's right up against the salary cap as it is and they still need to do something in net where only Steve Mason is at the moment. Bringing in Lecavalier is going to require them to move some more salary out. The hottest name will likely be Braydon Coburn. He has been linked with the Oilers in a lot of speculation the past couple of days.