Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by New Liskeard View Post
Again with another hopefull reach. What this does not address is the possible decline in play with Lou for the team that aquires him. He will be 34 and the contract is set till he is 42, if his play declines, the team that does aquire him will have a player on the decline having a 5.3 cap hit. Its all nice and well early retirement cap hit can be avoided by the team aquiring him, but there is no protection to the team aquiring him if and when his play declines in the later stages of his contract. Ouch, and reality just set in again.
so you're saying that it's not a plus for the acquiring team that they would not be on the hook when he retires?

ps, is this confirmed? Canucks are on the hook no matter what?

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