The Luongo Thread
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10-26-2012, 05:06 PM
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I'm willing to bet my entire life's savings that Komisarek is a deal breaker. If Toronto insists on dumping him in a Luongo deal, there will be no Luongo deal. Gillis will not under any circumstance be taking a dump back given our cap constraints. Especially on D. Remember, we have Ballard and his large contract on our bottom pairing.
Keep in mind, Gillis has let it be known that he will sit on Luongo until the trade deadline if he has to. His built a team which has back to back president's trophies and a SCF appearance. His job is not in question.
Burke on the other hand, the same cannot be said about.
This has the potential to turn out ugly for Toronto if Burke feels pressured to pull the trigger on a deal to save his job/make the playoffs.
We'll see how it all unfolds.
But yeah, Komisarek is a no go. You can pretty much ignore anyone putting him in a proposal.
What track record is there for Burke mortgaging the future for the present? He's said time and time again, making decisions that benefit the club and decisions that protect the GM are mutually exclusive and if you start making the latter they'll just cost you your job anyways.
Gillis has no outs. If he sits on Luongo till the deadline, he won't get anything for Lu, who'll have sat out half the season and will be rusty, as I doubt they use him over Schneider.
Publicly, Luongo did all the right things, and didn't let it come out that he wanted to relocate. If Gillis still has Luongo on his roster when the season starts, that's a huge gaff and Gillis will get burned by it.
Toronto is the only team that Luongo is interested in playing for that also has interest in him. Tampa chose Lindback, Florida can't manage the bloated contract, and has a star in the making who'll be ready before Lu is ready to retire.
Burke won't be unfair in the trade, he'll give Gillis a fair offer, but fair offer is not Frattin+Gardiner+Kulemin+1st.
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