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01-03-2013, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
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?
For the first bit, he's saying the right things to help facilitate a trade and/or remain on good terms with the franchise if he does stick around for a bit longer than expected.
For the second part, with a lower cap and impending UFAs (Edler, Higgins, Lapierre, etc.), we can't afford the same roster that you are citing as being successful.

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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
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.
Disagree. His value is as high as it gets, unless he somehow busts out a career year (which I don't see happening at 33 and splitting time with Schneider, although anything could happen).
The risks in keeping Luongo for an extended period of time are:
-He keeps getting older, you'd think he'd be less valuable at, say 35, than 33.
-One of Schneider or Luongo gets fed up with splitting time and demands a trade, forcing MG's hand even more.
-Our cap situation restricts us from re-signing some of our core players (mentioned above).

The ONLY positive to holding on to both (aside from providing consistent goaltending and alternating them) is that the market opens up and new teams become interested - but the reverse could happen as well.

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