Luongo thread continued...
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11-27-2012, 05:49 PM
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See, this is where you and I disagree. I don't think Gillis made that his initial demand because that's what he's decided it will cost for Luongo, I think he set that price so he could negotiate down from it. When negotiating it's best not to start with your best offer, and if Gillis isn't willing to come down from there in value then I don't think he's really trying to negotiate a deal.
We don't actually disagree here. We both think Gillis will deal down from his initial demand. It's how much lower he will accept. Clearly, he's lowered his demand already by going from the 5th overall to perhaps a mid 1st rounder in 2013 -- So he's already not going to get the same value.
It comes down to Gardiner IMO. When Gillis moves off of him, and he will, what gets close to his value? Is Kadri in the same ballpark? Kadri + Percy? And how does that change the rest of the package if that's more value than Gardiner? etc... That's where I think a deal gets done
One offer from Burke was believed to be Kulemin, Komisarek and a 1st. I think they'll meet in the somewhere in the middle of those two packages, with external factors such as market, CBA etc determining who's side of the 'middle' the final deal ends up on.
For my money, Kulemin, Kadri, Connolly and a 1st for Luongo, Raymond and a 3rd is the "comprise deal", but I fully expect both sides to shun it.
Nope. Gillis is clear about not taking on salary dumps, and the reason is clear: Next year, the Canucks have to shed 9m in salary overall to get under a 60m cap. This with having to sign Higgins, Edler, Lapierre, Malhotra and Raymond... Not looking good.
IMO it's why guys like Bozak and Frattin were targeted. Low salaries.
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