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01-08-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
Can they though? How many teams are looking to move a proven, elite #1 goaltender?
Well, the Leafs are looking for a goalie, whether it be a stop-gap or an elite one. They won't necessarily be looking for an elite goalie that costs and arm and a leg.

You're right, it's not. But Luongo is far and away the best option for the Leafs to solidify their goaltending for now and the foreseeable future. Players such as Luongo aren't available often, in fact the last time a proven elite goaltender was moved was in fact Luongo. The tradeoff for the Leafs or any other team looking to acquire him is the less than desirable cap hit when he retires. But that's not a deal breaker for most GM's.
He likely is the best available in reality but the pricetag may be too high. He's Vancouvers to shop, not Toronto's to lose out on. Again, there are other options that none of us even know about.

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