Luongo: Light at the end of the tunnel?
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01-08-2013, 02:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Dead cap is never fun, but like you said its not a huge deal. It will probably only be a minor impact to trade negotiations. Its a sigh of relief from Vancouver I am sure.
Basically what I'm getting at with the LTIR is that there has to be a medical reason to put him on the LTIR, doesn't there? So basically you'd be counting on an injury of some sort when you deemed Luongo's contribution no longer worth his cap hit. Buyout seems a lot more likely route depending on Luongo's career decision of course.
Medical reason? What was Hatcher's medical reason? Too slow? I think the fact that EF lists it as the primary option is pretty telling. LTIR is a bit of a joke. Very difficult to prove false. And certain teams, like PHI, have used it to take advantage of the cap. And more teams will...
Also, a bit of a side note we had some discussions on Lupul being the main piece from Toronto. Listening to Carlyle today, I'm even more sure Lupul isn't going anywhere. But hey, I've been known to be wrong.
I would cringe at moving Kulemin but I could see it happen.
The more I think about it the more I want Luongo but what Toronto is giving up still has to make sense for them. Because of this, I'm predicting Vancouver holds on to Luongo for this season and moves him to Florida in the offseason.
Retaining Luongo to deal him in the offseason is ok with me.
@LeastoftheBunch: Lebrun re-iterates Freidman. 6m over 3 years.
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