Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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01-02-2013, 02:08 AM
Ched Brosky
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assuming there is a season and amnesty clause giving each team a free buyout where they have to still pay the player what a normal buyout would cost but there's no cap hit for the buy out I came up with this...

Toronto only has mike komisarek who is a buyout candidate who's contract doesn't end the upcoming offseason but they need him as they don't have a replacement ready. Seeing how they want to shed salary if they get Lou it makes no sense to send one of those contracts out when they already have the cap space right now to fit Lou on their team without moving anyone else off the roster

So I came to this 3 way idea where luongo goes home and Florida gets to shed salary while Toronto gets an upgrade

To Florida:
Roberto luongo
Carter Ashton

To Toronto:
Jose Theodore
Andrew Alberts

To Vancouver:
Scottie upshall/Ed jovanovski
Shawn matthias
Keaton ellerby
Florida 1st round pick

Theodore is not going to re-sign with luongo in Florida and looking at their prospect pool they seem bare at left wing so they get Ashton in return for him. They also can re-sign whichever player they send over to the canucks to a cheap 1M contract. They deal from their strengths prospect/center/defense and add to their weakness left wing

Leafs get a former all star and vezina caliber goalie on a dirt cheap contract who is still a very capable starter today. Add some depth to their defense as well with a capable #6-7.

Canucks add a young big defender and a young big center who could fill in on the 3rd line. Also add what should be a late 1st in a deep draft. They amnesty whichever contract is worse to Florida and that player re-signs in Florida for cheap adding value back for them

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