Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-12-2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by TheLeastOfTheBunch View Post
Burke got his return. Before the Kaberle trade, Burke stated that a deal will be made if he got an offer that "knocked his socks off." As of this moment, he's stated that he will go into next season with Reimer/Scrivens unless he can upgrade the goaltending position at a reasonable price. I don't think that reasonable price includes trading one of his top 10 picks (Kadri) alongside another 1st round pick.

That is the best deal Burke is going to encounter for a goalie of Luongo's calibre. Right now, the table is set for Burke to capitalize. Tallon hasn't yet figured out what type of goaltending Theodore will provide this year. So if Burke is able to swing the deal before the season starts, it will be at the lowest price possible IMO.

If he goes into the season and his goaltending falters at any point, the price goes up IMO. The same is true if FLA's goaltenting goes south, or EDM gets real desparate. With the current landscape, this is the most opportune time to buy. He won't get a more "reasonable" price.

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