Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
I was curious and looked up what Luongo was originally traded for when he went to Vancouver. I think his value is probably a little higher but not much IMO:

Vancouver Canucks traded Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld to the Florida Panthers for Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a 6th round selection in 2006.

So it works out to a top 6 forward with some issues, top 4 d-man with injury concerns and backup goalie for Lu, a d-man prospect and useless pick thrown in. I'm not sure I would want to give up too much more than that considering his age & contract (regardless of cap hit, he's getting paid about $7M per season for the next several yrs).
Allow us to use that example to draw a parallel.

Fleischmann/Versteeg = Bertuzzi
Kulikov - Allen (Technically, Garrison but yeah...)
Auld = Clemmensen

Now for Toronto

Lupul = Bertuzzi
Gunnarsson = Allen
Auld = Reimer

Sub in Kadri over Gunnarsson because we don't need him and Toronto does. You could also swap Lupul for Kulemin if something enticing was added.

Point remains those are distinctly superior offers to what most from either of those fanbases have tossed here.

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