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04-10-2013, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by shoop View Post
This is OT, and probably a good topic for another thread.

I just don't get why teams would agree to compliance buyouts in the CBA at all if they weren't going to use them. That doesn't necessarily mean that they will, but I will be a little surprised if they don't.

Luongo hasn't been moved because of his contract. He really can't be moved because of his contract. The Canucks definitely don't want another season of the Luongo circus in town. With no trade that leaves buyout or bury him as their options. Sure they could eat a ton of his contract in a trade, but that would probably not provide much savings and would hurt on the cap.
He hasnt been traded because Gillis has too much pride to admit what Luongo blurted out on national TV. He could have dealt him before the season and he could have dealt him at the deadline but he would have looked bad because of how small the return would have been.

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