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11-28-2005, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Hasbro
Well he is a suspect. Can we agree on that?

Keenan has until January before Luongo's value takes another hit. In the back of his mind (along with some voices) Mike has to have the fact that if he goes into the renegotiation period and puts Luongo on the block then, Roberto's value takes another hit as it will confirm he can't get him under extension. Keenan may stand pat and burn off the year and a half Luongo is still tied to the team. However he still has to look at the contigencies of hanging onto Roberto even into January.
IMO Luongo has better value in January... if I'm a team interested, I'd be much more willing to give up more, if I could negotiate a longterm deal with him... can't do that till January... Luongo signed on a multiyear deal is worth more than Luongo a year and half from UFA status.

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