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01-09-2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
It honestly wouldn't surprise me at all to see Luongo land in Toronto at the exact moment that they become a playoff-capable team, then kill it in a big playoff run since he doesn't have to face the Hawks anymore, and end up with a Niedermayer-esque career finish that makes him a massive superstar in the Toronto spotlight.
After the Burke firing I get the feeling that a Luongo deal is imminent. Burke and Rutherford have been the two GMs most adamant against these long term cap circumventing deals. There's no way Burke wanted to acquire a contract like that in Luongo, hell his poison pill rule that was added to the CBA was frigin directed AT the Luongo contract. Nonis I don't see having the same issues, and he'll be more of a yes-man for MLSE.

I mean really, the 7/8 year max falls exactly in line with the contracts that Burke and JR have given out, minus the Jordan Staal contract which Pittsburgh basically negotiated for us before the trade to begin with.

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