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01-04-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by darrylsittler27 View Post
Deal with backup goalie Luongo?
Highly unlikely that Gillis waits until the 2013-14 season to resolve Luongo.

Rumours suggest that Burke and Gillis have a secret-handshake agreement in place. Regardless of the truth there, what we know for sure is that Gillis promised Luongo he'd have a new home before teams take to the ice.

So it's almost guaranteed that Luongo is not be with the Canucks if the season starts this year. If there is no season this year, I doubt there will be hockey in 2013-14 (because the Disclaimer of Interest will take probably a few years to resolve in the court system, which is why it works so damn well as a bargaining tool. The NHL will argue the legality of the Disclaimer, but even that will take us long into the 2013-14 season, so yeah, short of it, no agreement this year means no agreement next either.)

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