Luongo Thread - Waiting on the World to Change (Mod Warning in OP)
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10-26-2012, 10:39 PM
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Exactly. Because they're such a rare commodity. When was the last time a goalie of Luongo's caliber was on the market? It costs a lot to get. It's the most important position in hockey. He's the most consistent goalie of the last ten years. Year in and year out he's in the top of all categories. Among the best of all time in terms of numbers playing on a lot of crap teams for his early years. A lot of goalies have flings and spike seasons. Rarely do they have the constancy and sustainability as Luongo. It's delusional to think you could have him for mediocre players and scraps.
Ed Belfour was traded for Terreri, Dahlen and Michal Sykora.
Roy (along with Keane) was traded for Thibault, Rucinsky and Kovalenko.
Giguere was traded for Toskala and Blake.
Khabibulin was traded for Johnson, Mara and Zainullin.
There is your market. You midaswell bring it down even lower considering Lu's contract.
The goalie market is weak because of the opposite - they are not a rare commodity, they have the biggest surplus in the league. And no, Luongo is not even close to the 'one of the best of all-time.'
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