Bobby Lu Part II(All Luongo Talk goes here) [Post 643: Luongo to Philly?]
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01-09-2013, 09:40 PM
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It's not rocket science. If a number of teams are interested in Luongo, then Vancouver has some leverage by playing the offers against each other. Say 5 teams submit offers for Luongo.
Gillis takes the offer he likes best, then goes to the other 4 teams and says 'add a little more or I'm going to accept this other offer'
. If everyone stands pat then that's what Vancouver is stuck with. Chances are that those opening offers will be relatively low and teams will bid against each other up to something a bit more reasonable for Vancouver.
Just doing that isn't getting leverage. Bidding wars only become leverage after all other options have been explored for all bidders involved. Luongo isn't a prized gem, he's a veteran goalie with a gigantic contract. Other options than him have a lot more weight than most Canucks fans think and that's including doing nothing at all for a 48 games + playoff season.
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