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01-16-2010, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho View Post
Luongo & Jokinen for Kvasha & Parrish.

Made worse by the fact that the trade was made so that New York could draft Dipietro instead of Heatley or Gaborik.
Well, what many people fail to bring up after this trade occurred is that the Isles made the playoffs 3 times with the players they got and Florida made the playoffs ZERO times with Luongo and Jokinen. The Panthers may have got better players in the trade, but it didn't make them any better. Also the jury is still out on Luongo, even with a better team (vancouver canucks)in front of him, he still hasn't made it past the 2nd round and he really isn't a playoff goalie. Just look at what he did against the Hawks in game 6 in the Canucks and Hawks playoff series last year. Also my friend who is also a Canucks fan tells me that Luongo is good for at least 1 soft goal a game. Maybe Mad Mike wasn't so mad after all. We will find out about the impact of this trade in another 10 years. If Luongo wins the Stanley Cup with the Canucks, the Isles lost this deal. But if the Isles win the Cup and Luongo does not, then the Isles win because they would be showing that they became a better TEAM without Luongo.

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