Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Max Quackenbush View Post
Problem is that most of the TO players suggested going the other way are either unable to make the Leaf's Lineup or are fair-average NHLers. Luongo's trade value should bring at least one player who can eventually, if not now, play in the top 6 forwards or top 4 D on the Canucks. I am not seeing that so I suspect he will be shopped elsewhere. An intriguing suggestion from some 'insiders' is Columbus. Provided Luongo will play in Ohio and he recently said he would go along with whatever GMMG needs to do, this would be perhaps the best trading partner as they have Ryan Johansen and Ryan Murray, either one of which would be more what TO is offering. The other aspect is that, amongst other NHLers, Luongo has developed the most entertaining public persona. This is valuable to moribund franchises like Florida and Columbus, who above all need to sell tickets, Luongo could probably help them in that regard. Leaf fans are famous for their unwavering support regardless of era, or the quality of the product so Luongo would have no effect there except for the number of playoff dates he could help achieve and according to this thread this has fairly little value.

BTW: Check out Markstrom's year coming off major knee surgery last year, he is not lighting it up.
LOL Columbus is not going to give Johansen or Murray for Luongo.

Secondly, yes Markstrom is having a great season after a poor first few games. You don't know what you're talking about.

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