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12-13-2012, 11:05 AM
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So with the cap potentially (according the 50/50 split and HRR) to approximately 60 000 000 from the 70 000 000, and 6 miliion is an issue for a cap hit and 5.3 is not?? One of the funier things I have read here. The reality is, any cap hit needs to be considered when the cap will likely be lowered as much as it may be in the new CBA. Again with the spin. You talk all you like about the great cap hit of 5.3, yet you dont acknowledge that the fact is, that cap hit will be the same when he is 38-42, but of course you chose to skip over than part. Vancouver signed Lou to that contract, i hope they see it throug to the end. Reap what you sew, and talk about how great his cap hit is when he is in his late 30's and early 40's.
You continue to miss the point (Quelle surprise). _Any_ goalie of Luongo's calibre on a shorter term deal will be making 6m+. So if the cap-hit is a concern for Luongo, it's a concern for every goalie that is of his type. What you are arguing here is that you want _no_ goalie making that kind of cash. That isn't a Luongo specific argument.
NL, do you honestly believe Gillis had not considered the potential risk in retain Luongo into his 40's? This management team has taken into account all the risks. It's the only way they even issue a contract like that out to someone - they know everything about it. Back to front. No one is skirting over anything here. Likewise, VAN fans are _well_ aware of the implications of his contract. We were discussing it years before TO fans had an inkling of acquiring him.
Lastly, if Luongo wanted to stay, I'd have no problem with Gillis retaining him. Not one. Goaltending like that tandem would keep this team competitive for a long time. But the fact is, Luongo wants to leave. So there's really no choice in the matter.
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