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10-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
Someone like Jake Gardiner who had a nice rookie season, is still far from being a Norris candidate. I don't see why Gardiner, Ashton and a 1 for Luongo is such an unrealistic deal. Luongo is still the best player in the trade, but the Canucks get a nice young useful asset for today and some futures.
Toronto didn't want to trade Jake Gardiner for Rick Nash, so why would Burke change his mind and trade him for Luongo? Plus I remember reading last week that Carter Ashton was also not going to be included if Luongo comes to Toronto. I agree that by his name alone Luongo would be the best player in any trade he is involved in. However the fact is his contract is a major reason why Mike Gillis won't get the type of players, prospects or draft picks he wants. Plus since Luongo asked for a trade in that situation the team trading that player knows they won't get a great value in return.

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