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03-17-2013, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
I think it's not realistic at all for teams to trade for luongo and retain salary from the player they'd be trading.

Doesn't make sense for another team to essentially pay luongo Crosby money for them to only get stuck paying extra on the cap if he retires early.

Unreasonable request IMO.
If Toronto is absorbing $1.5mil of Grabovski's cap hit they're essentially investing $6.8mil of cap space in Luongo. We payed Luongo $6.75mil when the cap was close to $40mil...

Luongo is a more valuable player than Grabo. Eating a portion of the struggling forwards salary makes up for the disparity in their respective value's.

They surely won't want to do it. Though I'm not sure they want to pay him $5.5mil either.

If the Leafs continue to score goals, give up 4 goals against per game and are in the thick of the playoff race come the deadline, this is something I could see Nonis look at. Building from the net out after all is his mantra.

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