I kind of think the lock out changes the dynamic as well.Blob Mckenzie wrote:******yawn, fart******.........they won't shut the NHL down for a whole year. If they do the game is done like dinner.
Gillis hasn't painted himself into a corner by not making a deal yet and he won't have to take scraps back for Luongo.
There will be a shortened season and teams that are having goaltending problems will have those problems amplified and will need to make a deal for a top end goalie a hell of a lot quicker in a 60 game season than an 82 game season.
Unlike most of the pessimistic, bitter fans who carve Gillis at every opportunity I have confidence he will make good deal .
One might be concerned about Luongo becoming a distraction were everything status quo, but if the lock out drags for a few months the season will be shorted and every thing will be weird and rushed anyway.
In my mind the best way to maximize the return on Luongo is to wait until someone really has a need to fill.
Gillis really should sit and wait until he gets the right offer, moving Lu for table scraps really makes no sense yet.