Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-05-2013, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
60m isn't that dreaded. People are acting like it is, but it isn't.

It wouldn't matter if Luongo's contract is 5.3m or 6m or 6.5m. Any team he goes to will treat him as a core piece moving forward. So those teams would add his 5.3m to the core and then worry about supplementing the roster outside of him, not treat Luongo as the supplement.
I'm going to use EDM as an example. In 13-14 they have 14 players signed....48,450,000 tied up in cap. RNH and Schultz are on their last years of ELC's. One can assume RNH will get 6,000,000 (same as Hall/Eberle), and Shultz at least 5,000,000. We are now at 51,925,000. Add Luongo's 5.3 and we are at 57,225,000 with 15 players signed. NOW, if the cap is 60 mil, they have 2,775,000 to fill out the roster....doable?

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