Targeting Luongo would be a mistake for both the Maple Leafs and Oilers
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10-24-2012, 10:33 AM
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While I agree that I don't think Luongo would be the best fit age wise, I think it could work.
When Pittsburgh and Chicago won the cup, it was when their star players were still on their cheaper contracts allowing them to compete better. Edmonton may be taking the gamble of their young guns tearing it up soon in 2-3 years (while still being cheap) when Luongo would still be of use. Risky, but it could pay off.
Hall and Eberle are no longer on cheap contracts. Adding Luongo will only hinder their ability to continue to re-sign their young guys like RNH and Yakupov in the coming years. This doesn't include any defensemen, goalies, or other forwards along the way. Adding Luongo doesn't make sense for Edmonton unless they are losing Horcoff or Hemsky.
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