The Luongo Thread - "Make it stop, make it stop!"
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12-21-2012, 02:01 PM
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First, I highly doubt Burke stands pat in a shortened season. He will make a move. Remains to be seen if it's Luongo though. The fact is, everyone in TO knows the score for an 82 game schedule. They compete, but they don't sustain. So a shortened season is great news for them. Burke knows TO has the offense to stay in the hunt.
However, he doesn't know if he can trust Reimer. That will be there until he actually backstops them to the playoffs. So if you were Burke, and you have a favourable situation like a shortened season in front of you, are you really going to have faith that Reimer doesn't again foil your plans? Or are you going to remove that uncertainty out of the equation if you can? I think Burke goes out and finds a solution.
Burke won't get an offseason to do anything if he misses again.
As an aside: Philly is absolutely a possibility if Bryz _continues_ to do what he has
done. I'm not even sure how that can be debated
So you figure they are going to tie up 13 million in goalies? Or are you taking Bryz back?
As far as a shortened season being a plus for the Leafs....you are talking about a team that went on a 17 game losing streak last year for more reasons than just goaltending. Unless you can gurantee (which nobody can) that it doesn't happen again, then i'll forgo the optimism.
As far as Burke being fired...i'm willing to bet he gets an extension no matter what.
I'll agree with one thing, if Burke can get Luongo at a price he feels works...he will. If not, you can be damn sure he'll run with Reimer.
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