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11-16-2012, 08:21 PM
Tippett or bust
Join Date: May 2012
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Just to dispel some myths going on in this thread(s).
Why Mike Gillis HAS TO trade Roberto Luongo:
(this off-season or by latest trade deadline)
He has asked to moved.
Plain and simple. While he has politely given Gillis time and an opportunity to trade him by not forcing his hand and “demanding a trade”, it is a given the future is not long for Luongo and the Canucks.
Mike Gillis can keep both Luongo and Schneider?
According to CapGeek, Roberto Luongo has a NTC. He can supply a list of 5 teams he is willing to go to, HOWEVER, essentially he can have his say where he wants to go. It seems for now he’s willing to listen to a couple of interested teams, but he ultimately supplies a list of 5 teams of his choosing, putting him in control. For example; he can give 5 teams with realistically only 1 or 2 teams in need of his services or being capable of acquiring him. It’s a short list that puts Luongo in control. He must agree to where he goes. If things boil over between Gillis and Luongo (due to no trade or insufficient return), Luongo can simply tell the media or leak to the media that he “officially demands to be traded!” changing the dynamics and trade market significantly. Again, it’s only likely if Gillis refuses to trade Luongo but it’s a real possibility if things go sour. Look at Dany Heatley, Eric Lindros, Rick Nash, etc.. Refer to point #1. Luongo has far much more control than people suggest.
Your logic is a bit faulty. If he was desperate to be moved, he would expand his list to more teams that are interested. If he's not willing to do that, then obviously the situation in Vancouver would be acceptable to him.
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