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01-02-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Singh66 View Post

That's why the organization has Nonis. Nonis has made deals for the Leafs, and Burke gives him credit for the deals. With Gillis and Burke not being the best friends, I won't be surprised if it is Nonis that is doing most of the talking and negotiations.

A Goalie like Luongo is also a lot safer of a bet than signing a guy like Gustavsson, even though Burke hope for the same success he had with Hiller.

The Leafs will use the 'brain trust' to make a collective deal, if one is made of course.

Nonis is about the only saving grace Burke has. Nonis is a huge Luongo backer. So much so that I suspect that it is him driving the bus in talks behind the scenes. It may be Burke negotiating, but it's likely Nonis pushing him in this direction. Without him, I don't think Burke gives VAN a second thought.

Very good point about the brain trust taking things over. Nonis changed the make-up of the Canucks with Luongo at the centre. He knows the impact he can have. As a result, there's no one better to evaluate what exactly to give up for Luongo than Nonis.

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