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01-26-2013, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizeman View Post
According to you, a 28 year old Nash as a forward is the same thing as a 33 year old Luongo wiht a 10 year contract.

Rangers didnt NEED to get Nash. They added to their already contending lineup that almost won the presidents trophy.

A team would NEED Luongo in order to go trade for him. Goaltending is a different situation.

Your comparison of the two trades is not comparable.
Any team could decide "Hey, our goaltending with Holtby/Lindback/Crawford/Dubnyk/etc has been terrible. If we gave up Johansson/Malone/Hemsky/etc + throw in for a huge upgrade in goal, we would be a much better team."

And that's all it boils down to. A trade that makes both teams better. I don't expect Luongo to garner as much as Nash did. But the premise of making a deal to benefit both teams remains.

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