Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-08-2012, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
Burke has publicly stated he wants to upgrade the goaltending position. He's also publicly stated that James Reimer is his guy. The latter certainly can't be taken at face value because it's in his best interest doing so, however, being interested in upgrading goaltending does not automatically mean he's interested in committing 9 years to a 33-year old Roberto Luongo.

"Reports and Rumors" are just that... nothing factual to base off of.

As for the bluffing point.. if Gillis tells Burke he has a better deal, that doesn't mean Burke automatically moves closer to his best offer. It means he evaluates his deal, and whether or not a team is likely to actually have a better offer on the table.

This thread would be useful for figuring out the approximate breaking point, if more than 1 team's fans were actually interested in Luongo. Instead, you've got fans of both sides coming up with completely arbitrary prices, instead of basing it on what teams are likely to offer. Vancouver is in no position to demand the prices mentioned in these threads, when it doesn't make sense for any of the other 28 teams in the league to offer anywhere near that.
Ok, serious question, do you think Luongo is going to play for 1 million dollars at age 38? Do you think the new CBA is going to state that a player can't retire?

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