Hawks Have Had "Long Interest" in Luongo; Potential Luongo Deal in Place with a Team
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01-24-2013, 12:13 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Me being informed of the salary cap has nothing to do with what the Blackhawks are gonna do reguardless. Its nothing but a built in excuse when no fan and their knowledge of the salary cap, means nothing to Stan Bowman and his minions.Nothing. Its something to debate about on forums such as this until the world blows up but still has no effect on anything Stan Bowman does.
Congratulations on not making any point at all.
If Roberto Luongo was availible, and it seems he is, its a non factor not to look into aquiring him if you want to win a Cup, considering he is that much better then Corey Crawford. Is he past his prime? Well, a past his prime Lu is still
better then Crawford.
You just don't know this. Evidence says that Luongo is an upgrade but how much of one? If Crawford returns to 2010-11 form Luongo might not be any upgrade at all. And he has three times the cap hit for 4 times as long. Oh wait, I forgot. You don't understand the cap.
Huh? They were a stacked team that no team could defend against. Not one team during the Cup run had a grasp on how to play the Hawks and were lured into running and gunning with a team that was built to exploit such stupidity. They toyed with teams all year and then pronouced it during the playoffs. It wasnt just a "they got hot at the right time" type of thing.
Um, it kinda worked in 2010, just sayin.
Just because it worked once doesn't mean it will work again. Half the league makes the playoffs and after that it is basically a crapshoot.
What? Luongo is in the same boat as Hossa in terms of dead weight later on down the road. Would you get rid of Hossa?
It might be a good idea to buy out Hossa in the summer of 2014, maybe. Otherwise Hawks will likely have to deal with $15m of dead cap from him over four seasons. So double that if you pick up Luongo, too. And then try to field a competitive team.
Hossa and Sharp are not getting any younger, and if you actually listen to those who post in this forum, the Hawks farm system already has their replacements in the fold. If you can get a two year window where you are above every other team in the league with a proven goalie who can win you games by himself, I am sorry, but you do it no questions asked.
If you have to trade some of the replacements for Luongo then what do you have....
...not to mention the fact that prospects are not guaranteed, that's why it is good to have a lot of good ones and a lot of draft picks. Trading those things for aging players on enormous contracts is terrible. Nobody should give up much for Luongo and his awful contract. Any team that takes that contract on is basically doing Vancouver a favor.
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Debatable but I know where you are coming from. The Hawks were also a different team once Campbell came back.
Different climate considering the Hawks basic core is still relatively young. You only need to add pieces to this team and thats the only way this team can be built.
BUT, with Luongo you finally have a goaltender who can win a game by himself. You dont have that luxury with Crawford.
You can't keep adding Hossa contracts. Yes it worked out well in 09-10 but Hossa is still around and you can't keep adding contracts like this. The fact that I have to keep explaining this is mostly just annoying.
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