Thread: Proposal: Detroit - Vancouver
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11-01-2012, 02:40 PM
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I respectfully disagree with many comparisons of Howard and Luongo, but my assessment of the proposed trade is this:

The Canucks don't get the return they feel they need, and that's not a knock against Franzen. There is no need to trade Luongo unless it makes us better at, or gives a player we don't have a dimension for, a position of weakness. Franzen could be that for us, but I feel we might find a better

The Red Wings have no need for Luongo, who I still feel is better, because of Howard. There is no need. They do have an excess of stong forwards with Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Flip and others, but not so many that one needs to be shown the door.

There is absolutely no need on either side, so even if the value is right, it won't happen, and wouldn't happen if the lockout was off.

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