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11-18-2012, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
#1. Luongo is ready to move on.
I think "Luongo is willing to move on" is more accurate.

Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
#2. Mike Gillis can keep both Luongo and Schneider? Lu has no control where he goes. 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. NOTE: This is a tactic that is really only effective for high profile athletes considering their influence over their team, which Lu is. 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.
What does Luongo' NTC have to do with keeping Luongo and Schneider. Both are contractually committed to Vancouver. This point means nothing. Maybe you mean Luongo has control over where he is traded to which is true to an extent. Gillis is mitigating the "list" my not asking for one and only taking a trade to Luongo when one is agreeable. This means any team can negotiate with Gillis.

Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
#3. New CBA, future cap ceiling, and the Canuck’s cap management going forward. <snip>

Again, the lockout and new CBA will determine a lot but it seems completely outside the realm of reason to think Gillis can keep both and he is most surely on a clock to make it happen, valuation aside. I don’t see any reason why anyone would think Gillis has the option to keep Lu around for as long as he wants if he doesn’t get what he wants OR that Gillis has complete control over his asset Luongo.
Although not ideal, other moves could be make to keep both goalies under the new cap set by the yet to be finalized CBA. Throw in how the "make whole" provision will effect current contracts and it becomes even more difficult to know to what extent the new cap will have on the moves Gillis will have to make.

Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
The clock is ticking for Gillis. While there is the possibility that a team gets desperate, the odds are better that they won’t. The longer Gillis waits, the quicker Luongo’s value drops.[/B]
Your opinion/speculation. No one knows what the future holds for Luongo's market.

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