Gillis: Potential Return For Luongo May Not Improve Canucks **Mod Warning #86**
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09-18-2012, 12:37 PM
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A. Bowman wouldn't want him. He loves the Crawford/Emery tandem. Emery will likely be resigned and Crawford has another year left after this one. We could have had Vokoun this time but didn't want him. He chose to be a backup in Pittsburgh.
B. A year from now, I don't know if he would see the Leafs as less of a contender than the Hawks. The Leafs would pay him more, that's for sure. They'll probably go hard after Perry too.
A. There are still other options for Backstrom, like San Jose, or a 1A/1B with Bryzgalov.
B. Backstrom likely only has 2-3 good years left; the Leafs don't need a stop gap, they need someone who will actually be their starter for the next 5+ years.
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