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01-27-2012, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tsnTpoint View Post
You also gotta realize though with Luongo out you got an extra what... 5-6mil cap space to spend on another stud forward or d-man.

There is not much risk here, Luongo doesn't exactly steal games for Vancouver.
First of all, no, you don't make that much extra cap space. Luongo's cap hit is $5.33 million (I believe) and if you hand Schneider the starting job he's already going to make in the neighborhood of $2 million on his next deal (short term), so you're saving $3 million for a year or two and then after that Schneider is likely in the $3.5-$5 million range himself. He might even end up with a higher cap hit than Luongo.

Second, yes, Luongo steals games.

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