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10-21-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Savant View Post
Not sure I agree. In any sport, rental players do not garner the same value that they should as if they were under contract. Yes Luongo's deal was an albatross and that killed his value, but I do not think Lundqvist gets what the collective fan base would be hoping for. A first and a conditional high pick as well as a prospect might be the best they can hope for. It is just very hard to find a match. The easiest way is to take a goalie back, but what contending teams can trade your criteria and afford to resign Lundqvist. It is a very short list.
You're assuming the market is limited to contenders, and that they're operating under the premise that he'll purely be a rental. I don't think that's the case. You never know who is set in goal and who isn't. Toronto might want to let Bernier and Reimer fight it out, or they might want to solidify themselves with a proven #1. When players of his caliber become available, sometimes it makes teams do crazy things.

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