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06-12-2013, 10:44 PM
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What makes you think a guy is going to turn down millions when it is guaranteed until 2022?

I wouldn't do that.
You also don't have millions already in the bank. Luongo's final three years of his deal combine for a total of $3,618,000. Factor in taxes and it will be a fraction of that. You really think if he's not playing at a high level that he's going to put his family and personal life aside, while hindering the team he plays for with an inflated cap, in order to make a couple million? Not likely. There's a reason his contract was structured this way. Almost 90% of his total contract will have been paid out when the 2018 off-season rolls around, there's reason for that and it's why the NHL implemented the "Luongo rule".

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Your assumption of retirement works well for people that aren't guaranteed money for the next 9 years. We aren't talking Roloson here.
You don't think that perhaps this deal was structured with Luongo's desire to retire at a certain age in mind? You know, like right around the same time that the salary drops right off? Luongo has a young family that he hardly gets to see due to his career and his wife's desire to remain in Florida. If he doesn't get traded back to Florida, I think it's very likely that Luongo isn't going to continue playing for a mere pittance to what he's accustomed to, while also being a hindrance cap wise to his team, especially if his level of play is nowhere near his cap hit.

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