LUONGO THREAD (Fan 960 in Calgary: Luongo to Toronto done at draft)
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06-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Join Date: May 2009
1st overall pick TOR
1st overall pick VAN
Makes too much sense. TOR gets rid of dead cap and is able to sign other players, or take on other contracts. They also keep Gardiner, which basically means Schultz will come and essentially replace Schenn's spot. They instantly become a playoff bound team with Luongo. There's really no other goalie out there atm who can put them into this position, and Burke is definitely desperate. Additionally the first round pick receive ensures that they are still pursuing the youth movement.
Vancouver focuses on Schneider leading the team, without all this distracting drama. They receive a young defenseman who had a poor year but can rebound back. Vancouver does not have any legit young defenseman, and Schenn has the potential to become one. Because Vancouver's window closes in a couple years, the 5th overall injects youth to the team.
Thomas and Vokoun gone in 24 hours, Luongo's value just grew a whole lot.
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