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02-04-2013, 05:42 PM
Ronning On Empty
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Ugh had a long post typed out and lost it. /facesmash
II lets try to make it simple.
Lets say Lu is a top ten goalie that eliminated about a third of the teams right off the top. No team with another top ten goalie is going to give up valubable assets for a marginal upgrade on net.
Then we have the young building teams. To me this would be Oilers etc most of the lottery teams and top ten draft teams from last year. Again you lose another third of the league or so.
This leaves a small portion of the league that is both close enough to contend and needs a goalie. this fits this? Chicago,maybe Washington, and then end a couple tweeners like Florida and Toronto. There isn't a big market out there, there is a reason why its the small handful of teams bring discussed ad nauseum. Its common sense and not hard to figure out.
OK, so you have 4 teams there.
First, Spector, writer for the EDM oilers, reported interest by EDM. Then, Botchford confirmed that interest twice. Mckenzie also mentioned it. The fact that _Gillis_ is reticent to send Luongo there does not discount them entirely as a destination. Stranger things have happened.
Next, PHI was reported by Duthie, Dater, Spector and one other to have interest in Luongo. Whether they do something now, or in the offseason, remains to be seen.
After that, there's still and always has been CLB. Dreger reported their interest as far back as the draft. Again, this is another team that people have discounted because Luongo will not outright waive for them. However, JDavidson just got hired there and has given them instant credibility. Maybe players won't outright dismiss them anymore.
Lastly, there have been a number of teams to have been speculated to have outside interest. They include DET (
), WPG (Pavelec), TBay (all on Lindback), SJ (a good amount at one point), PHX (if Smith leaves), NJ (post-Brodeur) and NYI (believe it or not). These remain teams with outside interest dependent on other things shaking out like re-alignment, no being able to re-sign their goalies, wanting replacements and so on...
Bottom line, you have 3 teams in addition to the 4 you mentioned as having reported interest. Then you have the other teams on the outside. Is 7 teams out of 30 a small market? If so, what was Nash's market? 6 teams? Technically, you only need one, but it helps to have two so you can play up the value. However, if 7 teams have been tied to rumours/needs, then I would say that's pretty healthy comparatively. Wouldn't you? Now I'm sure these reporters went through their common-sense-spectrometer before dishing reports of interest involving these teams. Maybe they don't have common sense then?
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