they are a playoff team... it makes *MUCH* more sense for them just to keep JBo.
JBo is an unrealistic target for Vancouver until FA. Gillis doesn't want to give up the assets it would take to get a player like this at the deadline. And there's NO WAY that Florida gives up JBo for that little... that package wouldn't get you Kuba or Morris, let alone JBo.
Someone else had a trade proposed around here, it was something like:
Van 2009 1st round draft pick
This trade is so awesome I think we need an awesome smiley to go with it.
Hmmm, I actually think this proposal is great.
- Toronto gives up Kaberle for a 1st + top prospect to help with the rebuilding
- Vanouver gives up 1st and Schneider for Boumeester for their playoff run
- Florida gives up Bouwmeester for another elite dman in Kaberle. I think Jbo is the better player but when you factor in that florida will likely not be able to resign Jbo and instead get Kaberle for 3 playoff runs at a bargain price...that's pretty good.
This is why Vancouver fans piss me off. Florida is making a push for the playoffs for the first time in 8 years, they want a deal that will make them a better hockey team NOW, not in a couple years.
Raymond got some speed yeah, but being fast doesn't automatically mean you're going to be a great player one day. Look at Lombardi of the Flames, he's a prime example. And Johnson is barely worth a 5th round pick.
Look, if the Canucks were to aquire him it'd take a hell of a lot more than this ********. We're talking about some key component to the Canucks franchise. Jay-Bo is the type of guy you can build your team around for years and years. The Panthers would probably get a 1st round pick in 09, and one in 2010 too, aswell and a solid defenseman in Ohulund or Bieksa and decent upcoming forward like Burrows or Kesler.
You need a reality check, Mister "avengedsevenfold" this isn't like making those "awesome deal" trades on your Dynasty Mode for NHL 09.
It's funny you posted the trade because I was reading something in the hockey world (don't have any links anywhere) That Luongo made it known that once his contract is up in VAN, he wants to go back to the Panthers, because his wife and family and everything is here.