No other way to put this. Either Vincent Lecavalier goes or Craig Berube goes. (.... or both?)
Vinny on if he sees himself being a part of the #Flyers next year: "Well, I don't know."— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 13, 2015
"I like this team. I like the players. But for my future I guess we'll have to wait & see what happens." -Lecavalier addresses the media— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 13, 2015
Lecavalier says it's "yeah, fair to say" he doesn't want to go thru another season like this year. #Flyers— David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) April 13, 2015
Vinny says he loves the organization and fans, but "things changed when Chief came on board."— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) April 13, 2015
If there is a coaching change, Vinny says his outlook would be different.— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) April 13, 2015
Vinny Lecavalier confirms he can only be successful here in Philly if Craig Berube is no longer the coach. #FlyersTalk— John Boruk (@JohnBorukCSN) April 13, 2015
It's pretty clear that Vinny doesn't care about burning bridges at this point, and really ... this isn't new other than the fact that it's actually coming out of Vinny's mouth instead of his agent's mouth.
It's understandable why Vinny is upset. When he came here two summers ago, he was doing it expecting to play under Peter Laviolette, with a style that he felt suited his game at this stage in his career. Then, three games into his first season, Laviolette was fired and Berube was hired. It ... hasn't worked out.
But in fairness to Berube, despite a few stretches where Lecavalier performed well at the bottom of the lineup, he didn't really do it consistently enough to earn a top-six gig on a regular basis. Lecavalier just ... isn't that good anymore, and that's not really something that will change, even if the coach is changed.