Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-05-2013, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bourne Endeavor View Post
In fairness, the inquired prior to the sudden fusion of low cap discussions. Not to mention we have no means to verify what their position is on his value. I would want Gagner+ for Luongo, however that leaves them devoid of any worthwhile center depth. Hemsky is also attractive but his injury history concerns me.

Anyhow, Luongo is undoubtedly superior, and I never intended to insinuate otherwise. My point is Edmonton is likely better off running with Dubnyk in a low cap era to see what they have to work with. If they traded for Luongo and expectations for all their prospects paid dividends. They could not afford everyone.

I agree with Cogburn, they may opt to move one of the big four down the road. For now though, I do not see them interested in paying high and tossing Dubnyk to the wolves. The cap makes a notably difference for a number of teams and their interest for Luongo.

I would want the addition to be Lupul, even if we had to add as a result. His contract status lessens his value and Gardiner we could flip to address other needs. That may be somewhat steep but there is not a whole lot the Leafs can add make it appealing from our perspective. Granted, if we had a trade for say Voracek lined up, perhaps I would step off Lupul. Kadri+Franson or something. It essentially amounts to Voracek+Kadri+whatever for Schneider.
I don't know if I misread this, but if you're saying Kadri + Franson for Schneider/Luongo, I would take that, no questions asked. Please excuse me if I completely butchered your intentions.

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