Thread: Value of: Schneider to Edmonton
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10-27-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by worraps View Post
You are living in a dream world if you think Luongo commands that from the Oilers. Everyone knows the reason the Canucks want to move him (pressure performance + contract) and more importantly than that: everyone knows the Canucks have to move him.

The only team that would contemplate doing a deal even close to that are the Leafs and only because Burke knows trading for a top ten goaltender is the only way he can save his job.
If Luongo was willing to play in Edmonton and Oiler management turned down a deal like that they should all be shot. Luongo's impact on the organization would be on a completely different level to Hemsky's and give them a solid foundation in goal that a guy like Dubnyk never will.

Steve Tambellini is the master of building atrocious hockey teams but if he had a chance to acquire a star netminder with Luongo's consistency, durability and work ethic he would jump at it. You turn down opportunities like this and you're on the unemployment line before sundown.

At some point, the Oilers will need to turn these picks into on ice success. Luongo for Hemsky and a 1st does just that.

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