Thread: Value of: Roberto Luongo
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05-12-2009, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by The Pucks View Post
I will also throw in the well documented offer that was made to Vancouver the day they dealt for Luongo. Vinnie Lecavalier strait up for Roberto.

Its all about supply and demand, who is looking for what, and who the player is.

For an example, if Luongo was on the market and you were Vancouvers GM, who would you approach, Montreal or the Rangers? Montreal of course. Would Montreal be willing to anti up? No doubt.

At the time of the Roy trade, the players they received were extreamly highly thought of. The 3 players that Montreal got were Andrei Kovalenko, Martin Rucinsky and Thibault. All 3 were 25 or younger, all 3 were either already good NHL players or very highly thought of.
And none of the 3 players were elite players at the time of the trade. You're talking about the 2nd highest goal scorer in the league (who is still only 23'ish), and is locked up for 4 more years, as well as a blue-chip prospect. And Roy was a play-off warrior 2 time Cup winner, one of those times with an underdog team.

Luongo's value is significantly impacted on a team ability to sign him to a long term extension. With the salary cap, no GM is going to move multiple young (aka-cheap) assets for a guy who hasn't proven it in the P/O's IMO.

And as much as I'm a Hawks fan - it's not like they're the 80's Oilers. IMO, all he needs to do is not luck Havlat's shot go right through him in game 4 and the series is practically over.

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