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06-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
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It also saves ownership 3.35 million dollars up front (the $ to compliance Heatley).
If your going to pay Luongos salary of 6.7 x 5 = 33.5, subtracting Heatleys buyout $'s you end up with 30.15 million/5 years.
In all fairness, thats the same amount of $ Backstrom was making/year.
Also: re Kuemper and Gustafsson... hockey prospectus has them ranked as your 14th and 15th best prospects.
Do you peg them to be starters within the next 5 years? Also, Luongo would be a good mentor for them if they do ever become NHL caliber players...
You've almost convinced me. And yes, Wild fans seems to overrate Kuemper and Gustafsson - although Kuemper proved this season he can play on the NHL level. Gustafsson hasn't even played in the NHL yet and people think he is gonna be a starting goalie. I try not to get too hyped or excited over things. People also thought MG was gonna be a 1C or 2C right away.
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