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05-16-2012, 12:08 PM
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I don't think he will get as much as you think he's a great goalie but he has 10 years left on his deal that will be hard to move.
He will get a decant package but less then most people think
I think you will be very surprised at the the return he fetches.
Unlike fans, GM's know the value Luongo brings.
1)It's only a 10 year deal if Luongo stays for all 10 years, he's not going to play for 1 million per year after making 6 million.
2) Luongo will no longer have a NTC after he gets dealt as once it's waived it's waived for the length of the contract
3) Luongo is only 33, Thomas and Brodeur are both 39ish and playing great, no reason Luongo can't do the same, which means you get 6 good years
4) Someone with Luongo's career numbers at only a 5.33 cap hit is a steal. It doesn't matter if Luongo is getting paid 6 million or 20 million, it's not your money, it's the owners, the cap is still a manageable 5.33m
5) If the return for Luongo isn't what Gillis wants, we will keep Luongo and trade Schneider. Vancouver fans have no problems keeping Luongo, he's a great goaltender that sucks in October, and came within 1 game of winning it all, which is more than a lot of other goaltenders have done that's out there.
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