The All Purpose Luongo Thread (MOD WARNING IN OP)
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10-25-2012, 04:49 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Originally Posted by
Man Bear Pig
I don't know why Burke would be reluctant to trade Ashton unless him and the management see something I don't. Burke may devalue goaltending but maybe he still thinks Reimer is the man. He was pretty good prior to the injury. Had it not been for that injury, we likely aren't even discussing Toronto as an option.
I think we would be discussing TO as an option because a healthy Reimer probably still doesn't carry the Leafs into the playoffs. Right or wrong, questions would have been asked afterwards: Could the goaltending be better? Answer: Yes, it could be. Everything _could_ be better.
But more to the point, it's this constant devaluation of the Goaltending position that has plagued Burke in two tenures (VAN and TO). Had ANA not had Giguerre in-house, that likely extends to 3 tenures. Meaning, it's too common not to be considered a pattern (if you look at it in terms of years spent looking for a solution). He just doesn't get the importance of the position.
This "flaw" stands to burn him one last time.
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