Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Guy Boucher View Post
It doesn't take away any risk. All it does is punish Vancouver.

The risk of having a player near the end (or at the end) of his prime with a long-term deal (and fairly significant cap-hit) still remains.

It won't change Luongo's value positively or negatively than whatever it was before. The risk is still there, just teams like Vancouver, Philadelphia and others will be punished as well.

This is more or less correct. However, there was at one point speculation that the team with such a contract would be saddled with the retirement cap-hit. So in that sense, TOR is off scott free.

But yes, in actuality, all this does is punish VAN. And from what some are saying, the punishment doesn't seem severe at all.

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