The Luongo Thread: Another Brick in the Wall Edition
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11-22-2012, 01:08 PM
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He wasn't, not with Gardiner and the 5th overall there.
But what stopped him from making subsequent offers
, over the course of a full offseason, to get the ball rolling? What stopped him from getting even a sit down with Luongo?
He knew Luongo's top destination was FLA, so he knew he had to turn the attention away from that place. So far, he hasn't done so - and that's on him, not on Gillis. If he came in with even a fair offer, I would have to think Gillis would be fair in return and at least provide a sit down with Lu... Much akin to what I in the Eye suggested. It hasn't happened, and that's on Burke IMO.
He devalues goalies and can't close a deal to get a good one.
Seriously?? If you knew someone was asking 100 grand for a car and you were prepared to 20 grand...would you bother offering it? (keep in mind that even the one asking 100 grand said it was to much as well as Tallon)
It isn't certainly NOT on Burke. Gillis' price is out to lunch...period. When the price is that ridiculously high, it pretty much ends any and all negotiation as buyers are not willing to come even close.
How come all of you keep saying Burke is out to lunch because he isn't blowing his wad for Luongo? We have Reimer who is pretty much Dubnyk, yet Tambo isn't being called an idiot. Tallon literally laughed at the price, nobody is questioning his intelligence. Face it, your GM poured ice water over any flame there was with that price tag.
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