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10-18-2012, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by EvoLu7ioN View Post
As a Canucks fan, I honestly would not mind if the NHL's rule was accepted regarding a team being on the hook for a life time contact if the player retires.

As others have said, if this were to happen, Luongo's value will sky rocket. Other teams would be getting an elite goalie with several elite years left, who in 4-5 would retire at which point Vancouver would be on the hook for the Cap. It would hurt us down the road, but it would bring us a damn good asset back in a trade and potentially allow us to win the cup.

If this happens you'll immediatly see 5 or 6 other teams in the mix, and Luongo's value goes from Bjugstad or Colborne + a 1st to a package with all those guys combined.
As many have said...under the old CBA, if FLA or TO trades for Luongo....and then he retires, FLA or TO are not on the hook for his cap.

Under the new proposal, if FLA or TO trade for Luongo......and then he retires Van is on the hook for his cap.

How exactly do you figure FLA or TO are now going to up the offer?

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