Roberto Luongo XXVI - Love me Lu (Admin Warning: Post 178)
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08-01-2012, 06:18 PM
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Because Gillis gave him a contract to retire a Canuck.
Then 2-3 years later, he doesn't want him anymore as his number one goalie.
Luongo expressed interest in wanting to go in another direction. If I were a betting man I'd say it was a mutual agreement.
The terms may be good for Vancouver, but it isn't for any other team.
How in the hell wouldn't it be good for any other team? Please explain.
I have nothing against the cash or how the deal is structured.
Agree, neither does your GM, so how is this a problem.
Vancouver in year-2 of this deal doesn't like it anymore because they have a better alternative (Schneider)... Yet all fans here are trying to say this won't happen in another market.
All fans? I didn't know a few people represented everybody. News to me. I'm fully aware this could happen to another team. Which could be a very good thing to have.
For example: A few Panther fans that have expressed interest in Luongo have mentioned that Markstrom will not be ready for back up duty for another 1-2 years.
By then he'll be 24. He can then split times with Luongo like we did with Schneider.
Also there's some concern that some fans expressed due to Markstroms injuries
Roberto owns a modified-NTC ! Asking him to waive this year isn't respecting the contract you signed him to. The trade window in Luongo's contract is in 2 years or 4...
Again see the first point. And he's opened to a trade in a few years into his contract.
So say by 25 Markstrom is knocking on the door as a number 1 goalie. The team has the option to ask him to waive his NTC.
And I think his clauses are waived once the he's been traded anyway.. Not sure.
Also to note I don't think Vancouver will get a top prospect or a top 6/top 4 player. I think we're likely to get decent depth/decent prospects/1st/2nd/3rd round picks.
One team I thought would definitely be in it was Tampa, I guess I was wrong and Yzerman decided to go with an unproven goalie. I unno, beats me.
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