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11-07-2012, 11:01 AM
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Nick the Viking
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Originally Posted by Alflives View Post
Luongo is not going to return what the Canucks need to overcome their playoff troubles. The Canucks lost to the Bruins and the Kings, because the Canucks top goal scorers do not play tough, and their goals dried up. Who on Toronto could help with this circumstance? Who on Edmonton? Florida? The Canucks need a tough foward who can play in the top six (Kassian??) They also need a really tough d-man who can play 25 to 30 minutes. Could Luongo return Phaneuf? Would Toronto consider such a trade? Consequently, Luongo's return will be extra parts.
Ah yes, their playoff troubles.

They've lost to the eventual Cup champs 3 years running; sure the series against LA last year they didn't show up the well in the first two games, at least, but Quick played out of his mind and we were missing our best sniper.

I agree though, the Canucks need a gritty top6 player, but those are hard to come by and with the teams that are rumored to be int he running we may not even have the option of getting a player like that. I do believe we need to hold onto him until we can get an impact player - one that fits in a top 6/9 role - in the package for Lu.

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