Island Nucklehead wrote:Welcome to the era of the salary cap. It should be common knowledge that if your star player goes down, your chances of going anywhere are slim.
If Kipper is hurt, Calgary is in nearly the same situation we are.
It's a huge gamble, but if Luongo plays 70 games this year, there would be no point in paying 1 Mil for a goalie who plays 12 games. This is the Franchise player problem. The Penguins will only go as far as Crosby takes them, likewise with Washington and Ovechkin. If Marty Brodeur goes down, so do the Devils.
We have to be ready to accept the risk. We have one of the best goalies in the world...we shouldn't be worried about who is going to back him up.
Try likening it to the NFL. If Peyton Manning is out for the season, the chances of the Colts winning the Super Bowl go from 1 in 10 to 1 in 40.
Let's get too caught up in the "What if's." WITH Luongo in goal, we will have a chance to win every night. WITHOUT him, we're screwed. I'm completely ready to take that risk, it's how cups are won.
Kowch wrote:Who cares about the number of one way contracts? As far as I recall (and correct me if I'm wrong), if they get sent down to the Moose they'll get paid the same amount, but that amount still won't count against the cap because they're not playing in the NHL.
So where's the problem?
The team is spending less now than it was a couple of years ago prior to the cap, so spending a littlle more on one way contracts that may not count against the cap doesn't matter does it?
DavidPratt_ wrote:Kowch, you missed the preseason games here.
Yes, too early too tell, but my biggest concern is that the Canucks spent a lot on a superstar goalie with limited depth and had limited room to sign players because of their cap situation.
This is the best-case scenario. The Canucks make the playoffs. Barely. But Luongo stones every single team (like Kiprusoff did in 04) and the Canucks make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
It could happen.