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01-26-2013, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by NFITO View Post
If there's any truth in what Gillis is saying, the Isles may actually be that team. They do have a player (DiPeitro) who they need to figure out what to do with. Maybe the trade is waiting on showcasing him to see if they can simply move him (or dump his contract) elsewhere and pay less for Luongo?

I think Luongo would be a good fit in New York, and it gives that franchise a player they can market against Lundqvist. They can also easily give up that kind of value and not hurt their lineup.
Here's an interesting idea. What if Islanders retain half of the salary, Vancouver takes him. See how he plays. If he comes back and plays well, then you got a good backup at 2.25 for the rest of his career. Salary recapture program has no effect on his contract if he retires early either, since there is no variance in his contract. If he plays bad buy him out in 2014 and theoretically Canucks only need to pay 2/3 of 2.25 over the rest of the deal. In 2014 Diepetro has 7 years left so buy out would be 10.5 million. Eddie Lack can stay in minors and be called up anytime because there are no re-entry waivers anymore and will become an RFA in 2014. So either trade Lack, buyout or trade Dipetro 2.25 cap if a team is interested.

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