Easily Brodeur. It wouldn't cost us any assets, he would reasonably looking for a much shorter contract which gives the goalies in our system time to develop and while Brodeur isn't exactly what he use to be back in the day, he's still a great goalie though I'm iffy on what he'll be able to do if our defensive plays are as dreadful as they were last season.
Brodeur. Is just as good, if not better skill wise, will not cost us anything to sign beyond his contract and is not signed for another decade to a bloody crazy contract. Brodeur would be a great goaltender to help teach our young goalies and if/when one is ready to take over as our starter Brodeur can be moved. If we add Luongo we are stuck with him, for better or worse, until his contract expires.
Yes, Luongo is an albatross who is going to be making 5.3 million dollars when he's 42. Signing a 40 year old Brodeur to a 2 year 10M contract is much smarter.
Deducing the argument to age is too simplistic and not at all useful. It's not about how much you'll pay Luongo at 42 compared to Brodeur at 42. The TERM is the selling point, not the price. Generally, Leafs fans agree that the team needs a solid veteran - one who can stick around long enough to give the young goalies in our system a chance to develop without pushing them out of the way entirely.