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04-03-2013, 10:41 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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You're completely misunderstanding the premise.
Vancouver allows Florida (which, again, is just an example) to speak with Luongo in order to see if they can come to an agreement
as though Luongo were an impending free agent
when in fact, he is still under contract with Vancouver.
Florida and Luongo come to a handshake agreement (i.e. an informal agreement) wherein Luongo agrees to sign with Florida to the agreed upon contract
if/when Vancouver buys him out
Gillis is then informed of the potential agreement and thereafter Florida would trade X assets to Vancouver for, formally, "future considerations," when in practice, Florida is actually trading X assets to Vancouver in exchange for Vancouver agreeing to buy out Luongo.
After Vancouver receives X assets from Florida, they buy out Luongo, and Luongo then promptly signs with Florida to the agreed upon deal.
Conceptually, it is akin to trading picks for negotiating rights, a la Ehrhoff, Wisniewski, etc, except that Vancouver has more leverage in that, if they don't get a reasonable return, they don't have to buy out Luongo.
I like it,
After getting Florida's asset for future consideration, Vancouver could then just decide to not buy out Luongo and get Tallon fired.
Gillis would look like a genius. and no harm done to his reputation since it was just "informal" and Tallon would be fired.
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