5 years 4.5 per. I would have taken that
I saw a Tweet yesterday, the source escapes me but it was a typically-credible source, that said that Lightening players he had spoken to suggested that Lacavalier was still effective below the dots, but struggled to get up and down the ice. That's consistent with the 'slow pace' others have been reporting.
The Black Hawks won the cup thanks in no small part to their speed. The Wings took the Hawks to 7 games, thanks in no small part to our speed and will to win. I really don't think Vinny would have been the right fit for us... Especially on a 5 year contract. Remember, we have Jarnkrok and Sheahan knocking on the door. They're both centers.