1st line right wing for Canucks (DISSCUSION)
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11-01-2012, 03:15 PM
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But the team is a playoff-team, with or without a Top 6 winger. If the market is bad for the Canuck's tradeable, I'd rather see Gillis go into the season as is then take a low-ball offer from a team.
Kulemin adds little. It would just mean another 2nd/3rd line wing spot that isn't locked down due to inconsistent play (Higgins/Booth/Kulemin/Hansen/Raymond... pass).
Holding onto Luongo/assets could be the smartest move. A team could have a starting goalie go down, Lindback could be a total and utter flop as a #1, Washington's goalie carousel could flop (doubtful.. but still possible), Bryz could not come back from Russia. A current Top 6 RW could be supplanted by youth on his team.
Patience is virtue. Nothing is hurt by going into the first couple months of the season with the current roster, it's virtually unchanged from the Stanley Cup Finals lineup. It's + Garrison, Kassian, and some seasoning of youth (Hansen, Edler, Schneider).
The sky is falling attitude will be the one that brings Bozak, and a pick back for Luongo.
In premise, yeah. Holding onto assets until they are at their peak value (deadline) is ideal. There are problems with that view in an absolute sense though.
First, the market for him is small. While waiting does in fact increase value, you seem to be ignoring that competition and market demand also determines value. You can't trade him in a vacuum.
If two of the teams interested in Luongo find something else prior to the season starting, what will that do to his value at the deadline? With his contract, Luongo is not a rental. There is a certain mold of team interested in him.
Appealing to their needs is what is in out best interest. The consumer determines market value, never forget that. The seller simply adjusts his value to reflect what the consumer is saying.
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