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Lecavalier is East captain



Center Vinny Lecavalier was named the captain of the East squad for the Jan. 27 All-Star Game in Atlanta. Calgary's Jarome Iginla will be the West captain.

It's just a nice honor, nothing more, especially for Lecavalier, who might be relegated to left wing (that is what he said) with top vote getter Sidney Crosby playing center and taking the opening faceoff.

Lecavalier, 27, was the Lightning's No. 1 draft choice and was No. 1 overall in 1998. HIs 63 points heading into Thursday's games was tied for the league lead with Crosby and Atalnta's Ilya Kovalchuk. He will play in his third All-Star Game, his first as a voted starter.

At the same time, Lecavalier does not have a point in three games (his longest streak since a four-game drought in November 2005) and has no goals in four games (his longest drought since November 2006).

His struggles, just at a time when the Lightning needs him the most, is tomorrow's story in the paper.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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