Thread: Speculation: Luongo to Flyers?
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05-15-2009, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
That guy is speculating, and not very intelligent speculation either.

Briere? Lupul? The Canucks are going to take 2 guy's with negative value for one of the league's premier players? Not even in the ballpark buddy.

If The Canucks and Flyers were to talk about a deal surrounding Luongo it starts with names like Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux, Van Riemsdyk and Sbisa in the mix.

I wouldn't call that a 'source'.
Lupul does not have negative value. Briere does only because of his age, not because of his production or cap hit. Both contracts are fair in terms of the production that comes along with them.

So yeah, you're not even in the ballpark.

As for names like Carter, Giroux, JVR, and Sbisa...

24 yo sniping center with size, defensive capabilities, and speed who finished 2nd in the league in goals with a $5.00m cap hit for 2 more seasons before RFA status

30 yo top 3 NHL goaltender with a $6.75m cap hit for 1 more season before UFA status

The pieces are pretty similar in value. Carter is going to be a dominant center for a long time, and Luongo is arguably the best goaltender. Carter's salary will obviously increase in 2 years, but the Flyers have already prepared for that financially. On top of that he will still be tradable as an RFA if he doesn't want to re-sign in Vancouver at the end of his contract. Luongo's cap hit will likely jump up even more after one more season that is even IF he wants to re-sign with Philadelphia.

I don't care that the Flyers haven't had a goalie since Hextall...there is far too much risk involved with picking up Luongo. The Flyers don't need that kind of risk for their best offensive player last season let alone other pieces like Giroux, JVR, Sbisa, and/or 1st.

If the Flyers are talking to the Canucks it's about pieces like Briere, Lupul, Carle, and POSSIBLY Gagne with possibly JVR and a 1st in the mix. The Flyers are not talking to the Canucks about Carter or Giroux or Richards.

If that's not enough to get Luongo then we will move on. I'm not interested in Roberto for what Canucks fans say they want.

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