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01-27-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by A1LeafNation View Post
Players with the careers in front of them should garner more in a trade.

Luongo is worth more even at his age, but that contract plummets his trade value.
The potential negative impacts of Luongo's contract do not come into play for at least another 8 years. The average lifespan of an NHL general manager is considerably less than that and the current CBA has an opt out in 8 years, so we may be into another lockout before then. When a real NHL GM weighs having an elite goal tender with a $5.3M cap hit for the next 5-7 years years versus a potential cap liability 8 to 10 years from now the Cap Savings Recapture doesn't really come into play. It's a non-issue.

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