Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-04-2013, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
He adopts a stance based on the "new CBA" which doesn't exist yet. I didn't even consider he would've meant something other than the NHL's proposals with a lowered cap and an amnesty buyout clause so I apologize if that wasn't your interpretation. What did you think he was talking about?
He cites the new CBA, in all its permutations. That's all I took it to mean. It's just a dubious prediction from the outset because even if you assume the most restrictive environment, Luongo is still highly unlikely to be bought out. So what is the worth in such a prediction?
SC doesn't state it's a possibility, he predicts it will happen. Meaning, He has evaluated the information and drawn a conclusion. This is not entertaining a concept with balance, and postulating on an outcome given conditions, this is an outright expectation based on nothing.
Anyways, on to the hypothetical. The scenario is that due to a proposed $60M cap and the two amnesty buyout clause, Luongo's value plummets and makes trading any salary difficult because most teams without a budget. If this happens does it then make sense for Vancouver worsen the rest of the team via buyout vs buying out Luongo when you have Schneider?
Are you thinking you would make the forward group worse and try to trade Luongo a year or two down the road?
It wouldn't even get to that point, so the point is moot really. But purely on hypothetical, yes I would make the forward group worse and trade Luongo a year down the road. The acquisition cost of getting a player like Booth on the open market in the future is a lot less than it would be to acquire a player the calibre of Luongo would be.
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