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12-04-2011, 10:40 AM
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Luongo has had a terrible start to this season, but IMO he is still capable of being an elite goaltender in this league.
In any event he is a significant upgrade over Roloson and Garon.
Are you at least aware exactly how much an upgrade he is ?
Based on their career stats, having Luongo over Garon should mean a difference of around 25 goal over en entire season or one more goal allowed every 3.5 match.
Just a Luongo for Garon swap could be highly debatable. the 4 000 000$ cap hit difference can be invested wisely elsewhere and make up for the 24 goal difference.
Its not about who is the best goalie, in a salary cap world its who give the best performance/$ ratio.
Would you take Gomez for Lapierre? Gomez is a significant upgrade over Lapierre even if Gomez is not playing his best lately.
Just take a look at Florida and the Flyers this season. Florida lost the statistically best goalie since thew lockout in Vokoun and replaced him with a cheap theodore. Should not it be a catastrophe? Ho surprise they are having their best season since a long time.
The flyers have at last an elite goalie, their missing piece for a guarantee cup. Curiously they didnt improve in the ranking so far vs the last season.
and what about the cap space of Giguere reinvested elsewhere by toronto?
What if Vancouver never resigned Luongo ? Had Schneider as #01 and would use the 5 300 000$ for an upgrade upfront? How much worse a team would they be?
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