Thread: Berger: Luongo To Toronto? Part II
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04-26-2012, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ChillyPalmer View Post
There is no ****ing way Burke trades the 5th overall pick for Luongo. Van got him in his prime for far less then the 5th overall pick, how are you gonna flip him for more at 33 years old and a gigantic contract?!?!

Luongo wants out, the team wants to get rid of his salary, there's a certain amount of teams he would go to, and a certain amount of teams that want him.

Maximum return ain't happening.
Canucks gave up Bertuzzi to get him. Florida went for it because Keenan valued Bertuzzi highly, and there was some doubt about whether Luongo would re-sign there long-term.

Gigantic? His $10M is already paid out. It's $6.7M in real money until he's 39, $5.333M in cap hit. There are 8 goalies right now getting better than $5.3M

Goalies tend to have longer primes, look at Brodeur, Hasek, Roy. They aren't skating around and absorbing punishing checks. They are thinking the game better the more experience they get. They don't drop off until their reflexes do. Luongo is going to be that consistent guy for you until he's at least 39, and the last four years are 1.6, 1.6, 1, 1 in real $. He can retire, become a back-up and mentor a younger goalie, or go to a team looking to hit cap floor.

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