Tampa Bay Lightning’s Vincent Lecavalier "is the best player in the league," his coach, John Tortorella, said before Monday’s 6-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I don’t care what anybody else talks about. And I say that, and I’m not trying to be disrespectful to anybody else.
"I just see that as a coach, I can put him in any situation and feel comfortable – offensively and defensively. And how’s he handled himself in the room and matured there – I just think puts him above and beyond."