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04-04-2013, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnHodgson View Post
0 teams traded for Vanek! 0 teams traded for Riberio! 0 teams traded for Elias!

A terrible rebuttal.

I'm bashing the Leafs if the hypothetical offer was on the table, so this criticism is all hypothetically speaking. Likewise, if Tampa offered Hedman for Luongo or something ludicrous, then I would also claim Gillis would be an idiot to reject that offer.

How does that fact indicate anything? If you believe 5.3 M cap hit is a lot for a starting goaltender you need to get your head checked. Travis "second line center" Zajac got a 5.75M a year extension.
Zajac isn't 33 and signed for 9 more years. He's 27 and signed for 8 more. Huge difference.

Luongo signed for 3 or 4 more years is a valued asset. A lot can happen to a 33 year old over the next 9 years.

Luongo is a good goalie with a horribly unattractive contract. I'm not sure why that's so difficult for some to grasp.

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