Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-08-2012, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by New Liskeard View Post
Why does anyone want a goalie on the decline with 3-4 years left of contract left at a 5.3 mil cap hit? If you honestly think that is an easy sell, you are beyond the realm of common sense. You cant give that contract away. Keep him, enjoy the 9 year 5.3 cap hit.

Let's try this one more time.

Florida had to overpay UFAs to reach the cap floor. Luongo would allow them to pay less, while reaching that same floor. His play is less relevant to them than his cap because he saves them money.

Example! They paid Upshall 3.5M, who has the same cap hit. Meanwhile at 39, they would only pay Luongo 1.6M despite him having a 5.3M cap hit, thus they pay less actual dollars while reaching still the floor.

This is not rocket science, mate.

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