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07-07-2012, 12:31 PM
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Location: Delta, BC
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That is a terrible deal for Nashville. We'd be basically giving away the face of the franchise for nothing in return. You want him, you start with Ryan Kesler and then start adding some more. Thanks.
Not sure if you missed the part where if Florida is getting Luongo, then they'd have to give something in equal value in return, but give it to NASHVILLE.
The point here is that Nashville and Vancouver don't make good trading partners, and Florida and Vancouver don't make good trading partners, that's generally when three-way deals come in.
So the question would be, is there anything in Florida's cupboard that Nashville would find helpful that's the rough trading equivalent of Luongo.
I've been a long-time poster and fan here of the Preds, so when I say that Nashville doesn't have the negotiating leverage to ask for Kesler in return, I say this as a Preds fan. Kesler is a 30 goal-scoring Selke winner who has reached the 40-goal plateau, is a heart-and-soul player who was runner-up to H. Sedin in being team-captain for the Canucks AND took a discount to sign long-term with Vancouver. Five years of Kesler at $5 million when you see what other centres of his calibre are getting is not worth an unsigned Shea Weber.
Weber is a Norris-nominee (should have been winner by now) who is RFA and in this scenario it would be assuming is not willing to sign long-term in Nashville, and may have his sights set on his (and his fiance's) hometown.
That changes things, and with Luongo needing to be dealt and his wife wanting to go home to Florida, again, the Canucks leverage with Florida isn't strong, hence a three-way solution that gets everyone walking away with pieces that fit their needs.
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