Leaf fans: would you trade kadri for luongo?
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10-01-2012, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by
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Are we playoff team with him? sure. Are we a contender? no. Canucks fans need to understand, that contract is horrible no matter how you spin it, it's a horrible contract. If he was on a 5 year contract I'd be more than willing to pay a premium but on his contract, in reality, he loses considerable value despite him being a great goalie(which I fully believe he is). It's a hell of a lot easier to deal Kulemin then it is to deal Luongo. Kule was rattled from the KHL plane crash all year and it's completely reasonable to expect a 25 goal season from him. Luongo...this is as good as he gets but again, that contract is so damn ugly especially considering the potential new rules of the CBA whenever that happens. There's also a limited market. Seems to be Miami and Toronto and that's it. Smells a lot like the Rick Nash deal, the guy gave Columbus almost no options. He was a good player on a bad contract and he certainly has more value then Luongo and the return was a good prospect and a few good second/third liners.
If Luongo had a better contract he'd fetch a greater return than what is being proposed. Luongo with his current contract makes him much less appealing than his worth should be, but he still has value. Kulemin is the centerpiece, Kadri is a nice prospect, and Connolly is dump who brings less value to the package of Kulemin and Kadri.
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