Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-05-2013, 07:55 PM
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What you forget is Scott Howson was asking for everyone's top young players. From the Rangers he wanted Derek Stepan, from the Sharks he wanted Logan Couture, he wanted Jeff Skinner from the Hurricanes and he wanted Jake Gardiner from the Maple Leafs. So in the end he never got the exact trade he wanted and said multiple times he would not trade Rick Nash until he did. Today the same thing is happening with Mike Gillis. I realize he wants the best deal possible for Luongo and has said he won't trade him until the right deal comes along, so we are seeing a pattern of what Scott Howson had previously said. Plus I will say again Rick Nash asked for a trade and Columbus didn't get fair market value for a player like him. Roberto Luongo asks for a trade and I can't see Vancouver getting fair market value based on that. He also said the Panthers would be his first choice, so why should Brian Burke give up anything major knowing that?
As for what's fair from Toronto I would include Bozak, Kadri, Franson and a conditional 1st round pick which Vancouver only gets if Toronto makes the Playoffs. If we don't then it turns into a 2nd round pick.
It's a good thing Gillis' original demands were Scheen or Gardiner, possibly a plus on the former. Thus, what I posted would be a downgrade almost identical to what happened with Columbus.
Let's face it, mate. That was a terrible parallel you attempted to make. Regardless, you offer neither addresses our needs nor does it make sense for Toronto. Your center depth would be abysmal shipping out both Bozak and Kadri. I'll stand by what I posted, especially as it would be less than what Nash good, both in player value and actual amount.
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