IF Bobby Lou is traded this summer, the return will be huge.
Supply and demand.
It’s fair to say there will only be one other established starter available (Vokoun) and he’ll probably wait until Lou is traded before choosing one of the now-even-more-desperate teams. Even though Vokoun is coming off a major injury and will be 36 on July 2, some team will throw $5mil+ at him imo. Why? Supply and demand. There wasn’t a big demand last summer so Vokoun had to settle for much less than his usual $5mil+. This summer will be much different.
Having said that, Vokoun is the booby prize for Leaves/Lightning/Jackets/Hawks/Devils-IF-Brodeur-retires (or perhaps he signs with Coilers or Sharks?). A few teams will miss the playoffs due to losing out in the Lou Sweepstakes.
I find it amusing so many Leafers out there are saying “If we don’t get Luongo for cheap, fine we’ll just sign Vokoun!” LOL why would Vokoun sign there?? In this summer’s market he can take his choice of 6 or 7 teams. IF Brodeur retires I think Vokoun would choose New Jersey. If Brodeur does NOT retire I think Vokoun would choose Tampa.
Why the hell would he choose the Leaves??
Anyway.... this summer just happens to be one of the in years to be trading an elite goaltender!