Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-13-2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
Well actually...yes. But there is usually a bonus prize attached.

Lupul brought Gardiner
Lombardi Brought Franson (more importantly, got rid of Lebda)
Phaneuf...contract might not be great...but the cost to aquire was squat

Komi...just plain bad
Connolly....we needed a center and it was only 2 years.

Now....Burke has never taken on a 10+year deal before...so we have no precident for that.


A great contract, even one that is 10+ years, is still a great contract. (Luongo was signed at 30 too, not 26, for those losing track).



Actually, in this case, I can say for a certainty Lu's deal would be better than any player you listed. So good in fact, that his contract is being outlawed. This won't be a case where Burke has to take on a bad contract for something good. This is a case where Burke is taking on an illegally fantastic contract for something high end/elite. Big difference.

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