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So with lots of discussion about Luongo potentially landing in Toronto,
What kind of return would Reimer net if Burke were to acquire Luongo?
- Teams may be looking for a 1A/1B type goalie (Chicago/San Jose), or a young goalie who could take over for an aging goalie a year or 2 down the road (New Jersey).
- We've seen young goalies like Lindback/Bobrosky net solid returns, Reimer is probably in a similar ballpark valuewise.
San Jose won't be interested. We have Niemi and Greiss right now as our NHL goalies. We also have a few promising goalies in the system. We'd give our best goalie prospect, Alex Stalock, a chance at the starting job before we acquire a potential starting goalie. Goaltending isn't a problem for us anyway.
I would expect a significant haul. Reimer has shown to be a competent #1 goaltender. The only issue is that he was injured and was not able to become consistent because of those injuries.
He should pull in a #1 and a good(not elite) prospect or 2nd line/pairing player.
I would expect something like SJ 1st + Clowe. Something of that nature. or 1st+Clarkson from NJ.
That being said, I would much prefer to roll Luongo and reimer as a pairing and move reimer at the deadline when he has proven to overcome his injury and consistency issues.
This seems a tad absurd. Lindback returned 2x 2nd round picks and a 3rd, I'd expect Reimer to bring back marginally more than that. Personally, I would expect more quantity than quality in a Reimer deal. For example, instead of getting a 1st I'd expect more of a 2nd and 3rd. And I don't think a forward like Clowe would be on the table at all. Heck, throw a 2nd rounder in there and we'll send Luongo back for your suggested package.