Thread: Proposal: Luongo to Columbus
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07-30-2012, 12:22 PM
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vanwest
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Originally Posted by rockinghockey View Post
I don't understand why FLD would give anything for him, they have one of the top prospect goalies coming up and then Lou will just be going through this all over again. Lou has at least 5 yrs left in him.
I can see why Florida would do it. Markstrom is probably 3 or 4 years away from being an NHL starter, assuming that he even makes the jump successfully. In the meantime they upgrade their goaltending and get a great mentor for Markstrom. If Markstrom pans out then you have the luxury of having two good goalies for the 5th and 6th year of Luongo's contract or can use the outs in Luongo's contract to trade him. Florida won't overpay but I can definitely see why they would be interested instead of waiting to see how Markstrom develops.

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