The Luongo Thread: Nothing Else Matters
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01-20-2013, 06:10 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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As an outsider, this is what baffles me the most. How can you justify giving a $4M contract to a goalie with 68 games of experience in a backup role? I get that he's a good prospect, and could very well end up having a great career in the league, but this seemed a bit like putting the cart ahead of the horse. Gillis has created this mess ($9M spent on goaltending is not very practical in a $64M cap league), and for the sake of the fans, I hope he find a way to deal with it.
Schneider has posted the best save percentage in the NHL for those 68 games. He also has a history and pedigree of a #1. That contract doesn't seem out of line at all. For perspective, Rask is getting paid 4.5m per.
This is no "mess". The cap is _currently_ 70m, and the Canucks are about 2m under. Where is the problem? For the sake of the VAN fans, I hope Gillis holds onto Luongo until he gets a decent return. That' what I care more about.
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