Luongo Talk: The Final Countdown...?
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01-06-2013, 11:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Drop the Sopel
I just don't understand the 4.2mil threshold. If Gillis could bring in a Corey Perry and it costs Booth his job, he'll do it IMO.
I don't disagree, but _paying_ for these assets has always been the problem.
So Shane down was available, they didn't get him. If they had got him, likely they end up trading Booth. But because they didn't get him, and have had trouble getting these types of players (everyone does), Booth's acquisition cost + age + average 2nd liner contract made him an attractive get for them. And here we are.
People can say buy out Booth, trade him, get better players etc... But if it were easy, it would have been done already. As it stands, getting _any_ top6 PWF for his medium salary, for what they gave up, made a lot of sense.
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