Unofficial Rumor & Proposal Thread Part X: Lead up to FA day
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06-26-2012, 01:44 PM
Yup we've reached it
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I have heard mention of numerous teams that are actively persuing a trade for Luongo, yet not any mention of the Oilers. Why are we not attempting to get him? He would answer the goaltending issue for us.
An elite goalie is not on the trade table everyday.
First mistake, he's not an elite goalie. He's a good one, but elite goalies tend not to be so emotionally fragile.
Second, he's got an extremely bad and long contract which would create problems for the OIlers going forward.
Third, there's only about 4 things I'd give up from the Oilers to get him, Horcoff, Habby, Omark and Potter
Fourth, he has a No Trade Clause and isn't likely to waive it for Edmonton.
In the end, the "Why aren't the Oilers per pursuing Luongo" because it makes no sense for the team.
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