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02-04-2013, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post

He actually doesn't hurt the team's year to year flexibility. His cap-hit is artificially _below_ that of other, similar calibre goaltenders. At 5.3m, you'll be hard pressed to find a better value goaltending solution, year to year.

As for down the road, you may have a point. But then Ovy's contract, being almost twice as much as Lu's cap hit, will go a long way in ensuring cap inflexibility than Luongo's contract does.
Adding another boat anchor contract absolutely DOES hurt the Cap's flexibility. The only cap room they have is what was left from letting Semin walk and they still have a huge hole in the top-6.

Don't get me wrong, I'm actually one of the few Caps fans who seem to realize how good Luongo is and the boost he would give the team. That doesn't make it any easier to absorb that scary contract into their team structure.

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