The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXX - Naughty Edition
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01-03-2013, 04:13 PM
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Once again, normally I'd agree but given the Canuck's scenario with Schneider emerging, and Luongo stating that it's time to move on, we have a somewhat forced hand.
And how is his value going to increase the longer we hold on to him, if the cap is lowered and him only getting older? Maybe for part of a season (if a team like Philly struggles with goaltending), but any longer and his value declines IMO.
Why ignore the fact that in September Luongo stated he has a lot of friends on the team and that he's happy to be here and looking forward to the season? Schneider is emerging, but it was proven last year how valuable our goaltending duo is, so why not keep them both?
His value will increase due to his stellar play, due to teams realizing we aren't in a position where we NEED to trade one or the other, or due to a team struggling and needing to make a move. What's the worst that can happen? Luongo's trade value doesn't change and, oh no, we might not be able to get that coveted Tyler Bozak back in a trade? Big loss that is. There's no risk in keeping Luongo if all teams are offering right now is garbage.
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