The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXX - Naughty Edition
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01-04-2013, 01:36 AM
"My contract sucks"
Join Date: Aug 2008
Would any Canuck fan really want to see Luongo on the Oilers or Hawks?
Also, do you think it would be fair to compare Thomas Vokoun's movement throughout the years to Luongo's?
At Age 30, he was traded to the Panthers for a 1st and 2nd round pick(+ a conditional second). He didn't have the playoff pedigree in terms of accomplishments like Luongo, but his numbers have always been VERY good. Vokoun did not have a NTC at that time. Fast forward to now, and the 36 year-old Vokoun was traded for a 7th round pick to the Penguins, and he had great #'s again last year...not to mention an AMAZING salary(2mil).
I think Luongo is a better goaltender than Vokoun, but he's not leaps and bounds better IMHO and it's pretty close stats wise.
Luongo's Salary, age, NTC and position(potential back up to Schneider) will all negatively effect his trade value unfortunately.
I can understand that Canuck fans would ideally not want to take back Bozak or Franson in return, but they are by no means 'garbage' players. They are actually quite capable players, however I can agree Luongo is worth more, easily skill for skill.
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