Lawton: Report of Rangers contacting Tampa Bay about Lecavalier "completely false"
The Vinny Lecavalier trade rumors seemingly never end, and the latest report fittingly included the Rangers as the Lightning is headed to New York for a game Tuesday.
The Ottawa Sun reported Sunday, citing an unnamed league source, that Rangers GM Glen Sather contacted Tampa Bay GM Brian Lawton in an effort to spark trade talks for Lecavalier, the Lightning captain who has a no-trade clause.
That report, according to Lawton, is "completely false." Lawton laughed and said he hasn't even spoken to Sather in weeks.
"He hasn't contacted me to inquire about that," Lawton said. "That absolutely did not happen."