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04-03-2013, 02:33 PM
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Luongo Post TDD Press Conference

Not directly leaf related but just watching it the guy seems pretty depressed but also like such a good guy. Admits his contract is bad he says, "my contract sucks" and says he would scrap the whole deal right now if he could because it makes him immoveable. Real stand up guy seems honest, recognizes the big cash grab he made has come back to bite him. One of the very few times you see a real life situation of money not making someone happy...usually its just a saying.

Its still going on right now, sounding amazingly professional as well.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/events/nhl-trade-deadline-2013/

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love the guy. find it hard to believe people can not like him.

Would have loved to have him here.

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Vancouver is a joke of an organization, Lu deserves better.

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you can tell he just wants to play and doesn't care about this stuff anymore

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feel bad for lu class act should be a leaf... hopefully in the summer

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what did u mean u could have been traded before lu?
(what he wanted to say)
"our GM is a retard......just trade me to whoever, thats what the good GMs are doing" (giving the guy a chance to play)

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I actually feel sorry for him.

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I actually feel sorry for him.
Yes I do. But he's being very well compensated.

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Didn't really want him on this team, but he deserves to be a starting goaltender somewhere.

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LOL at Lu comments. My contract sucks. Poorly handled by gillis in my opinion!

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love the guy. find it hard to believe people can not like him.

Would have loved to have him here.
It is not that I don't like Lou, I just don't like his contract. I'd welcome him with open arms if he were bought out this season and signed here.

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Yes I do. But he's being very well compensated.
There's a point where the money doesn't matter any more. He's not playing anymore, he wanted to move, and would be willing to have taken a significant discount to be given that opportunity.

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i feel bad for him, he's a great guy... so lets trade for him!!

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Yep poorly handled.

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Same here, pure class act, true lover of the game. Hind sight is always 20/20...I think he will be dealt for nothing or bought out this off season...if the leafs werent going to win the cup this year and he never played for the Canucks I would really want him to win the cup. Hopefully he hits the ice soon before his last few prime years are up.

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There's a point where the money doesn't matter any more. He's not playing anymore, he wanted to move, and would be willing to have taken a significant discount to be given that opportunity.
How could he have discounted the cap hit to the new team?

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love the guy. find it hard to believe people can not like him.

Would have loved to have him here.
There were rumours that he vetoed a trade to Toronto in the summer...if true Karma is a b itch.

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Sounds like Gillis might finally have Lu in a situation to waive his NTC for ANY team, instead of just 2-4 of them.

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I dont understand why everyone is so dead against trading for him duthie said today that if Luongo played for 5 years then retire the implication of the leafs would be approx 1.7 million for 3 years.. whats the difference in that an havind tucker and armstrong's buyout for the last couple of years? now I agree that it shouldnt take too much to land him Gillis is an idiot

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I just feel bad for him. Although he is getting paid a **** ton, it makes me feel a little less bad Still, Gillis and co. really **** the bed on this one.

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Maybe the Canucks management and fans can finally put away the used car salesman tactics and focus on getting a realistic return. Sounds like Luongo will waive his NTC to anyone at this point too.

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Still, Gillis and co. really **** the bed on this one.
I'm enjoying the Canucks dilemna.

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Misunderstood me. He'd rip up the contract, take on a discounted contract that pays him nothing close to what he does now in order to get to a place where he is the clear #1.

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Gillis is a ****ing idiot for not seeing the writing on the wall.

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Misunderstood me. He'd rip up the contract, take on a discounted contract that pays him nothing close to what he does now in order to get to a place where he is the clear #1.
He could do that?

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