Luongo XIX - The Return Is Not Phaneuf
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07-04-2012, 02:55 AM
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One would hope Burke wouldn't single out Reimer like that.
Burke did indicate that goaltending was a weakness for the team and he wished to address that.
Canucks fans are overstating the Leafs need for a goaltender.
A non elite goaltender doesn't make the Leafs into a playoff team - their roster has too many weaknesses.
A goalie like Luongo will in all likeliness get them into the playoffs.
The problem is if the price of acquiring Luongo is something that strengthens the Canucks (impact forward) will the remaining Leaf roster be good enough to advance?
If Kulemin is the only roster player of significance that is apart of the return, thus we deal more in prospects. I would say most certainly yes. Personally, I am less concerned with an "impact forward" and would rather shore up our dwindling prospect pool. Kadri would be the ideal piece because we can immediately let him take up the reins for Kesler while he's out and see how that works.
If successful, then Kadri moves to the third line and gives Higgins and Hansen something to work with on an offensive front. Evidently, the question becomes are Kulemin and Kadri pieces Toronto is willing to let go?
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