Roberto Luongo to... ANYWHERE!
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06-24-2013, 03:25 PM
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I think its extreme to say "bail the Canucks out".
Wouldn't acquiring Luongo bail the Oilers out of their average goaltending
But if you think there are better options you can realistically target, thats also another route your team could explore.
Feel free to swap in "take a bad contract off the hands of the Canucks" instead
The average goaltending the Oilers have had over the past few years has not been helped by poor play from an older, formerly very good goalie.
The way I look at it, successful teams end up with all kinds of goaltending; rookies (Cam Ward), guys 35+ (Brodeur, Thomas, Osgood), european free agents (Niemi), established vets (Luongo), young formally unproven guys (Quick, Rask), whatever you call Philly's goaltending from 2010, etc.
There's no magic answer in net for the Oilers. Bringing Luongo on board could have wonderful results. He's a good goalie, with a good resume. With that said, I feel like the team has more pressing needs than in the blue paint. And if the Oilers go decide to shake up their goalies, I'd rather not make a trade with the Canucks.
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