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12-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto, On
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Florida has no state income tax. Florida has no press to speak of. Florida is where the Missus lives. Florida has no starting goalies in the entire state. Luongo has asked to go there.
Why is a Canadian team even being discussed?
The real question to be answered is which Eastern contender needs a goalie to stay in contention? What will they pay? Does their offer fill holes on the Vancouver roster? What is the state tax, there?
For the 10 millionth time. No market provides more endorsement opportunity than Toronto. When Clark was traded to Quebec he lamented he lost 6 million in endorsements because of the move, which was more than his salery. That was in the early 90s. Someone like Luongo would also easily make more than his salery in this market so his earning potential here is greater than anywhere else in the world. So that is a pretty bad argument.
Florida would also argue they do not have a need for goalie. While no one will deny Luongo would be an improvement their current tandum got them to the playoffs last year. Markstrom is also not far away. I suspect they are more worried about other positions.
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