Don't get me wrong I don't see it happening and would have mixed emotions about seeing Markov go after being the best player on the team for the last 2 years, but if we did a
Pleks, Markov, +?
Burrows, Edler, Kesler, +?
type of deal I could be consoled over the loss...either way can't see it happening with Marky moving and and Gillis moving the roster players Bob would want for him.
If, for whatever strange reason, we HAVE to trade Markov, Hodgson needs to be included in the trade. But then this blog is not about a rumor. It's about who teams are interested in.....So let's start a blog saying how the Habs are interested in Ovechkin.
If true, Vancouver will quickly learn that we're not the Panthers/Lightning who traded away Luongo and Boyle for basically nothing.
If they want the guy who is arguably the best d-man in the NHL, especially for the salary he gets and his age. They'll have to throw everything but the kitchen sink our way. Marky Mark finished above Lidstrom, Niedermayer, Rafalski and Boyle in points last year. And he's just 30. All the other players just mentioned are 39, 35, 35 and 33 respectively and all played on much, much better teams.
If they want Markov, I'm afraid that Vancouver simply doesn't have the assets (save for goaltender) to pay for it. Hodgson? Another small center? Forget it. Edler? Half the points Markov gets. Their 1st round pick isn't going to be low, and in a bad draft year. We couldn't take the salaries of the Sedins, and we already have our own #1 goalie.
It simply doesn't make any sense. Unless Bob decides to pull another trade a-la Ribeiro.
this exactly what I feel, there is no reason to pull a deal with the Canucks when we are looking for a big Centre
if the canucks want markov, the discussion prolly died right there. Obviously, the habs need a d-man back if they trade their #1 d-man, and the canucks d-man with the highest value is prolly edler, but he has not proven to be a consistent #1 guy just yet.
It just doesnt make sense unless andrei asked for a trade.
He's Italian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Luongo
Roberto Luongo was born to Lina and Antonio in Montreal, Quebec. His father is an Italian immigrant, and his mother is first generation Italian/Canadian. Luongo grew up in St. Leonard, Quebec, a borough of Montreal well-known as being home to many people of Italian ancestry (not to be confused with the city's Little Italy); living four blocks away from him was Martin Brodeur, who would become the goaltender for the New Jersey Devils. Luongo speaks fluent English, French and Italian. Luongo began playing hockey at the age of eight, first as a forward before switching to goaltender. He also played soccer before committing to hockey full time. His younger brothers, Leo and Fabio, are also goaltenders. Hall of Famer, Grant Fuhr has been cited as his inspiration growing up.
Luongo lives with his wife, Gina, and his daughter, Gabriella, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the off-season. Although he was chosen as the starting goaltender for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, he chose not to attend in order to be with his pregnant wife. Gabriella was born a couple months later, on March 27, 2008.