Tallon won't trade Bjugstad for Luongo
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10-17-2012, 05:25 PM
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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I really doubt he said it that candidly, and I don't remember any such suggestion coming from him in regards to his early retirement.
If he had said that, it would have been enough proof to have the contract voided by the NHL when it was under investigation.
The point is, he might have every intention to retire in 7 or so years, but there is zero concrete facts to support it and as such, any competent GM would never assume that is to be the case. Therefore, the argument is invalid on the grounds that only an idiot GM would factor this into account during trade valuation.
The new CBA offer might impose a retirement cap hit on the signing team, but this impacts nobody but the Canucks and does zero for his value.
It was well past the date of the investigation. And yes he was quite candid.
A smart GM will talk to Luongo and will assess the risks of him playing out his contract and based on past players will see that it is low. Most smart GM's make decisions based on assessing the risks all of the time. The ones that act like deer in the headlights when ever there is a risk are not successful.
The reality is that under the proposed CBA a significant risk of Luongo retiring has been removed. It's obvious his value has gone up.
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