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10-24-2012, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kthsn View Post
How the hell do we only have 3 (4) untouchables and the Leafs have this:
Well, look at the teams situations here. The Canucks are in win-now mode and outside of their core, they could afford to deal players and still be a contender. The Leafs, despite popular belief, are/were a rebuilding team who stocked up on youngsters and prospects and we'd like to keep them to see who pans out. Dealing away several prospects for a goalie in his 30's would be foolish given that in reality, we really don't know how many years a 33 year old goaltender would be good for. We are a Luongo away from the playoffs, not a Luongo away from a stanley cup. A team like the Oilers would be in a similar position where their list of guys they don't wanna trade would be long, given the realistic viewpoint that they aren't a 33 year old Luongo away from a cup either. I'd be extremely cautious if I were the GM of a rebuilding team getting an older goalie. Edmonton and Toronto have been the two youngest teams in the league for a few years now.

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