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05-16-2012, 01:19 PM
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So this is the primary rebuttal to Luongo's contract concern now is it? That we're expecting him to retire and leave the money on the table?
How many times has that happened in the history of the NHL - when a player retires and leaves large amounts of money on the table?
Only a 10 year deal.... only a 10 year deal that, if he goes south in 3, completely hammerscrews the acquiring team over. Completely. Plus that NTC may not get waived - its at the discretion of the acquiring team to honour it, and may be conditional in Luongo's terms.
There's little doubt he's a capable tender now. But the risk that accompanies that contract is too high to justify both acquiring him AND giving up significant assets in the process. THAT is what GMs are saying. Trade Schneider, you'll get a much better return for him.
Getting off track as this is a thread about JT to Toronto, so I'll say this and then leave it at that.
NTC =/ NMC
If Luongo goes south in 3 years, put him on waivers for the minors. Team claims him, great you're off the hook and still got a solid 3 years out of him which in this alternate reality paired with the fact that you got JT out of San Jose probably makes the leafs a cup contender for those 3 years.
Now you can waive him, and if no one claims him, 5.33m off the books, if someone claims him, 5.33m off the books.
Last edited by Vorkosh: 05-16-2012 at
. Reason: got my facts regarding re-entry waivers wrong
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