The Luongo Thread [Mod Warning in OP]
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10-23-2012, 12:52 PM
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It doesn't matter who you deal with, you aren't getting one player back that is equal to Luongo. Besides you need to separate his value as a player compared to others playing the position, to his value on the trade market. These are two different things, and value on the trade market is Supply vs. Demand. The goal will not be to get equal value back, but to find a way to address a number of needs, and improve the team. As you've identified the needs you feel are most important, than I would suggest that Liles, Lombardi/Connolly, Kadri and a second are about the maximum you will get, and collectively that might be as much as the market will give you, no matter how you value the player. It meets your needs.
There are apparently more teams than Toronto interested. So the team with 2 elite goalies holds all the keys, not the team in desperate need of a goalie.
Liles is coming off a 27 point season. He's also a left side defenseman. I probably should have specified that we need a right side puck moving defenseman, unless its a long-term pickup like Gardiner who could potentially expel Edler.
Lombardi and Connolly are garbage cap dumps. As I mentioned I'd rather see if Schroeder can handle the job first.
Nazem Kadri has a lot of question marks and shouldn't be considered a top prospect at all.
Our absolutely number 1 need is a top 6 upgrade. That is what we need to be targeting.
Zomg LUONGO should have moar SHUTOUTZZZ!!! Offense can't score but it's Luongoz fault!!!!111
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