Thread: Proposal: Roberto Luongo to... ANYWHERE!
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06-12-2013, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
It's no assumption it's dealing with the possibility, cause guess what that's what happened in Vancouver. Back when they signed Luongo to that contract it looked great and that commitment didnt seem like a problem because you could always bury the contract in the minors, that hole is closed and there is no way out of it now.
1) Schneider developed into a top-flight goaltender. Everything went perfect for him development-wise (and goalies are usually a crap-shoot at best...)

2) How many teams have a Schneider-Caliber prospect? Schneider didn't even dethrone Luongo until age 27 (when he entered his prime).

The plan was never to bury Luongo in the minors either. Its a retirement deal...

Originally Posted by supert View Post
To the Canucks a 5 rd and Horcoff to the Oilers Luongo at at 2/3 salary
No thanks. If the Canucks were retaining salary... wouldn't that benefit far outweigh the "negative" of the cap penalty?
- You would have a cap savings of 1.8 million for the 6-7 years he (likely) still plays
- Cap penalty of ~ 1.3 x 2 years, or 2.1 x 3 years

If Vancouver retains salary, you really can't consider his contract a burden... since your getting more benefit (current) than negative (later).

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