Henrik Lundqvist; will he stay or go?
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05-28-2013, 12:54 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
The thing about goalies is they rarely return as much in trade as you'd assume they should as most teams feel they can develop their own. Perhaps that's a by-product of the trap, who knows?
I think the best example to point to is Luongo when he was dealt from Florida. Florida was dealing, in my opinion, the best goalie in the NHL at that point, and a guy with a fairly long resume of literally having to do it himself to keep his team in the game. They tried Luongo to Boston straight up for Thornton, and were summarily denied. Keenan probably didn't do them any favors insisting on getting power forward types back (sound familiar) but I think it's widely assumed that even with it being one of the most one sided trades in history, Bertuzzi was the best player on the table for Luongo (who complicated things by only agreeing to extend his deal in certain cities, which I don't think is all that different from what would happen if we entertained offers on Henrik).
Simply put, trading a goalie generally doesn't work out for the team trading the goalie.
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