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10-21-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
It doesn't matter how good Luongo is, it matters what the market is. There's simply not enough interest to make him worth a Gardiner/First Rounder/Bozak package.

Do money-losing teams want a guy who's cap hit is lower than his actual salary? No.
Well if the market is so poor that they don't get at least a reasonable return then they simply don't trade him. They are unlikely to get a return like the one in your post but why trade him for garbage?

Originally Posted by DJOpus View Post
I think the thing is, from a Vancouver perspective, if you can't get a "homerun" why trade Luongo at all?

Assuming there is an increased escrow or a roll-back of some sort, then the Canucks are not in cap trouble and there aren't really any UFA's out there that would better utilize Luongo's cap space. Also, there is a chance that Schneider gets hurt or can't handle the starters load in a compressed schedule in either case, Luongo becomes more valuable then even a star forward like Getzlaf or Perry. In a way, it makes more sense to keep Luongo, play him 30-40 games than to trade him for anything less than say a Phil Kessel or a really nice package of three or four useful "futures".
Then I guess he will be suiting up in Canuck colors next year(and that is no bad thing). Neither team will hit a home run here.

Last edited by gooilgo: 10-21-2012 at 02:12 PM. Reason: Clarification
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