Thread: Value of: Schneider to Edmonton
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10-27-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jroc86 View Post
For everyone poopoo'ing Luongo because of his contract lets not forget how the NHL's latest proposal looked - if he came to Edmonton and played well for 5 years then retired (by then hopefully the Oilers have FINALLY developped an elite goaltender from their system) his cap-hit would then fall on Vancouver to eat 5.3/year for the remainder (an additional 5 years).
It's pretty risky to assume that he'll play well until he is 38 (see Khabibulin). It is also pretty risky to assume he is going to retire. I can see him wanting to hang on right up to the bitter end (I know I would).

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