The Luongo Thread: Another Brick in the Wall Edition
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11-22-2012, 11:17 AM
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I won't argue you points about Burke while he was in Van...i can't, i don't have the facts. I am curious however, what star goalies were available to him then? What price did he refuse to pay?
For VAN, forget even star goalies, just better starters than Cloutier would have done this team a world of good.
He did not pay any starter level price because the goalies he brought in were dubious from the outset. The "goalie of the future" is a running joke around here as a byproduct.
As far as Burke not ponying up being the reason Luongo is still in Van, not entirely, it's because NO TEAM is willing to pay Gillis' price, not just TO.
No , not entirely, but _mostly_. The need is clear in TO, like no other team, and Burke has failed to capitalize on a limited market. Burke _should_ be paying a fair price. To even put it on the table to get Gillis to look away from FLA. The reason I suspect that he hasn't is that he has yet to even be afforded a private meeting with Luongo... What does that tell you?
He's so off on price right now that Gillis cannot even take him seriously, this is why Burke is seen as a poor negotiator in this instance. Also backed by similar refusals to deal in the past. Can you tell me why Burke has yet to bring even a legit starter to TO in 4 years? Forget a star level goalie. What about just a legit starter?
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