Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-08-2012, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by kack zassian View Post
Im agnostic to the idea of players not being able to be buried.. Again, the only thing we can take from these negotiations is that the 2 sides cant negotiate.

And do you honestly think the cost of insurance is going to stop Brian Burke from improving his team?
The only person who cares is the accountant.

Believe what you want to believe, but unless there is a loophole found in the new CBA, contracts willl no longer be permitted to be burried.

You missed the point about the cost of insurance, Lou's contract to my knowledge cannot be insured due to its length. That is just one issue. If you also believe that the contracts that are insurable, are not taken into consideration by NHL teams, despite their wealth, you're reaching. The cost of taking on a player by a team is much more than just their salary. What will stop Burke from aquiring Lou, is taking on a player with a very long contract, with a NTC, whose contract cant be insured, and likely unable to rid himself of the cap hit should he retire/decline, unless he gets bought out. Seems like a dream situation, with no risk, not to mention while many teams are going to try to get under the cap, Leafs take on all the risk, help the Nucks out with cap space, and give up plenty of assets? Complete denial; please keep him, and enjoy the cap hit and two very good goalies.

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