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10-29-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by topchowda View Post
I can see the deal being Hemsky for Luongo straight up.

Reasoning: Hemsky has potential to be 1st line RW which the canucks really need. He has shoulder problems but hopefully coming back from that. Hell be good for 4-5 more years

Luongo is a good goalie but his contract will absolutly crush the Oilers in the future. In 5 years well need all the cap room we can get. Also in 5 years Luongos play will not be elite anymore, hell be a decent goalie capable of playing #1 role but by then the Oiler goalie prospects will be developed and challenge for the #1 role. So then we got a #2 tender making 5 million and a total anchor. That might lead to us not being able to resign one of the big 4/5

Seems like low value for Lu, but his contract is last thing Oilers need. Maybe add a clause saying well give up a variety of picks if Hemsky doesnt play X amount of games
Hemsky has skill and value. I just don't see an often injured smallish forward as something that would interest the Canucks.
They already have a great 1st line RW on an affordable contract. What they need is some size. Hemsky's injury issues are also a huge concern.

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