Luongo: Is the light getting brighter?
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01-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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Talk about missing the point...
This is about Luongo's contract and the fact goalies, even elite ones never fetch a huge return back. So bragging about your nice city has nothing to do with Luongo's situation.
His contract is only detrimental or harmful to a team expecting to spend to the salary cap max. If/when he retires early, his potential new team would be on the hook for a cap hit penalty only, they would not have to pay him his actual cash.
So if you're a team with an internal budget that cannot spend to the cap max anyways (there are always 5-10) then that artificial cap hit is meaningless - It only matters to teams who would have spent that extra cap hit penalty on another player.
That's why it's funny when Florida panther fans complain about the penalty when really that market will never generate enough revenue to allow ownership to spend to the cap max.
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