Gillis is not impressed with Luo's earlier comments.
Poor Gillis, Luongo used the old honesty card . He should be the last person upset right now. Stubbornly has tried to get a lot for a really bad contract. At this point the only way he's getting rid of Luono is buying him out.
I would have taken Lou for CMAC and a 4th. Give him 2 or 3 years then buy him out. At the same time I would've felt really bad for Reimer. It's a difficult situation but i think Nonis made the right decision at this time. If Reimer blows up in the playoffs, we still have the summer to pick up Lou. No one expected us to make the playoffs, let alone contend for the cup.
As I've said before, this shortened season is the perfect measuring stick to gauge our team. Getting into the playoffs just made this measuring stick longer. Let's see what we can do before trying to address unknowns.
If he is bought out i would easily do 7m for 3 years since we are going to have to outbid florida for him...would be timid to sign him longer than 3 or maybe 4 years max.
Give Reimer time to learn from him and they can split time after a season by the way Luongo has handled himself the last two years he would be a fantastic guy in the room and around Reimer too. Could be our next Eddie the Eagle...
Also having a steady, proven goalie for a few years would be a good thing for pending UFAs in the next few off seasons.