A lot of things will have to go the Leafs way in order for them to make the playoffs with or without Luongo. I agree with Burke that size down the middle is a more pressing need then goaltending. Teams with good goalies and better centers than the Leafs, still missed the playoffs last year. Luongo does not gaurentee playoffs IMO but I do think the Leafs should trade for him if the price is right as he will help a lot.
Most goalies are only marginal starters with holes in their game when they have less than a full season of experience. Reimer's proven he can roll with the big boys and make an impact on our team. I have faith in him.
Gillis wants to fleece Leaf nation,meaning all that sacrifice for nothing.He may or may not get us into the playoffs and will choke which is why Vancouver has the problem.Once next season begins,his value plummets.Right now he(Gillis) wants Kadri and Kulemin,are you willing to pay that for a 10 year contract on a goalie who chokes and his team had to give up on?Nah,Burke is right,let Vancouver eat this one,soon Luongo will have less and less worth.