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04-06-2013, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Chubros View Post
Why would Gillis make that offer at the deadline? 2 2nds and Scrivens wouldn't help the team at all in this year's playoffs. He could wait until the draft if he was going to lower his asking price that far.

The only reason to make that trade would be as a favour to Luongo. MG gets paid to improve the team, not to do favours to Luongo.

And if it were true, why would Nonis have turned down that offer?

None of it makes sense.
Why did every team allow Jokinen to clear waivers?

It makes sense because in today's NHL, it's as much about cap management as it is about asset management, and especially coming into a season that's about to witness a cap crunch, Luongo's value is at an all time low. Teams know Gillis needs to shed salary to keep the Canucks complaint and they can make him sweat.

There's no reason to believe the proposed package is false unless you're angry at the fact that a lowball offer was rejected. Fans of this team need to accept the reality that at this time: Luongo's value is very, very low, and this isn't a goalie buyers market at the moment.

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