Roberto Luongo to... ANYWHERE!
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06-24-2013, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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I agree a Gagner/Lu swap doesn't make sense.
But I've said before I think Lu's contract would actually be pretty solid for the Oilers.
- 5 years of goaltending that (I think its safe to say) would be better than the next 5 years of Dubnyk.
- Luongos contract expires as the kids enter their prime (Hall will be 27)
- Gives you a chance to develop a young goaltender behind Luongo (ala Schneider/Rask/Bernier).
- If you get a 20-22 year old goalie behind Lu, he will be entering his prime the same time as the kids (ala Schneider/Rask/Bernier).
So what you're saying is it's a good idea to have a goalie nearing age 40 taking up 5M+ of cap when the Oilers forwards are entering their prime?
And the if the Oilers take on Luongo's contract, they might be lucky enough to end up with a backup goalie that's better than Luongo anyways, leaving the Oilers where the Canucks are right now?
Ya, I'll pass.
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