Gillis: Potential Return For Luongo May Not Improve Canucks **Mod Warning #86**
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09-17-2012, 07:53 PM
I in the Eye
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Gillis is going trade Luongo for the package that's in the best interest of his team... like you said, this shouldn't be rocket science. If he wants to gain the greatest amount & quality of futures he can, he'll likely have to take salary in the deal as well.
The key is finding salary that addresses a need, where the Canucks actually desire such a player, while dealing said player makes it possible for the other team to offer a better overall package for the Canucks. In a completely hypothetical scenario (not saying either team would do it), Lombardi & Kadri would be a much better deal for the Canucks than Carter Ashton.
Remember, the Canucks are in win-now mode, they want players who can help them win immediately. Idle cap space doesn't score goals, check the opponent, etc.
If he's in a position where he needs to clear $6-7m in salary to get under the new cap, obviously he's going to be quite adverse to taking salary back... but in that same scenario, he's going to be in an extremely difficult position trying to shed all that salary, because there will be many other teams who need to do it too.
The thing is... Kadri + a 1st isn't the greatest amount & quality of futures he can get, IMO... There are questions around Kadri as a prospect... I can agree that if Bjugstad + 1st was on the table, different story... Kadri doesn't make it worth sacrificing the present for... I'd take the chance on virtually the same roster (minus Luongo) that was one game short of winning the Stanley Cup...
I am in no hurry to trade Luongo... and Gillis isn't either...
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