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04-04-2013, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tantalum View Post
You aren't wasting assets when the guy you would be bringing in will give you 5+ years of good play.
But it is a waste to trade assets for someone you don't even need at this particular time. Especially when you're taking into consideration every aspect of the contract you're getting back. Age, high cap hit, contract length, possibility of deteriorating ability, etc..

Luongo is a great player and has been for a long time. I would love to have him, I won't lie to you. But I would have to be in the driver's seat if any trade were to happen. And I imagine Dave Nonis feels the exact same way. It's might be mean to say, but it's one of those things where you'll get what we give you, not get what you want. And if that doesn't work for you, then there's no trade to be had. I can understand Dave Nonis' approach to this trade. It's harsh, but it makes sense to the Leafs.

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