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10-18-2012, 12:30 AM
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Drop the Sopel
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Originally Posted by GoLeafsGo96 View Post
What about it? If the Canucks want to eat some of Luongo's cap in the present time, go for it. Maybe it does increase his value... That's like adding an asset into the deal, and trying to get someone more from the team looking to acquire Lu. But, what i'm saying is his value to the Leafs has nothing to do with the Canucks being on the hook for Lu's remaining term should he retire.
His value goes up because teams wouldn't be on the hook for his cap hit if he retires. This was an uncertainty before the CBA expired and one that could have made teams hesitant. If this is no longer a concern his value goes up accordingly...

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