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04-03-2013, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SensFanDan View Post
Luongo has negative value. No team needs a goaltender with a 5.3 million cap hit until 2022. If Gillis wants to move him he needs to find a partner and needs to eat part of that salary or take very little in return or trade cap problems.

Gillis shot himself in the foot with that contract.
Tons of teams would love that contract.

The Islanders traded for Thomas...Luongo has tons of value to teams that struggle to hit the cap floor because you get a good goalie who's contract (actual money paid) drops to a pretty low number while his cap hit remains high. They outlawed these contracts because they are essentially cheating and can (in the right circumstance) be a huge benefit to many teams.

Unfortunately, teams that spend to the cap, like Van and Toronto, aren't among them....

Still, 5.3 for a starting goalie is hardly breaking the bank. People talk about the contract like it's a Gomez, Redden, Lecavalier monstrosity, but it really isn't. Not saying it's good...but it isn't horrible either.

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