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01-10-2013, 02:33 PM
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Few small tid bits here.
First would like to remind people that it took Cory 8 years from when he was drafted to now to become a NHL starter
. Thinking Lui will block a young goalie at this point is a bit out there. As is thinking a young ace will be available for trade. They just aren't.
If you wait too long to try and get a guy, you may never have a window at all.
I am not saying get Luongo, and I don't think I have ever put Gardiner in any of my proposals, at least not serious ones. Here is the deal, there is a #1 franchise goalie available right now. He will probably stay at starters level for 5-6 years. What's that worth?
Well to be fair, it's more like 6.. Lockout x 2
I think Scrivens will benefit having someone like Luongo, someone who can mentor him, prepare him mentally for the challenges of playing in a hockey mad city, possibly even face more pressure than fans in Vancouver. These are intangibles that make Luongo enticing to a team. You're not getting him as a piece to win SC, you're getting him for everything else he brings.
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