So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:24 pm

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Aaronp18 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:49 pm

So I was perusing NHL.com and the standings and noticed Florida has a league worst 3.63 GA/G.

Luongo in his sleep could drop that a goal per game.

Come on FLA, just bite the damn bullet!

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Diehard1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:14 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:So I was perusing NHL.com and the standings and noticed Florida has a league worst 3.63 GA/G.

Luongo in his sleep could drop that a goal per game.

Come on FLA, just bite the damn bullet!
Supposedly they can't afford him, so are trying to make Gillis take back a bad contract. I'm sure he would have done it under the old system, but in the new system you are limited to how much you can bury in the minors. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Strangelove » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:24 pm

Diehard1 wrote:
Aaronp18 wrote:So I was perusing NHL.com and the standings and noticed Florida has a league worst 3.63 GA/G.

Luongo in his sleep could drop that a goal per game.

Come on FLA, just bite the damn bullet!
Supposedly they can't afford him, so are trying to make Gillis take back a bad contract. I'm sure he would have done it under the old system, but in the new system you are limited to how much you can bury in the minors. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Panthers ownership went on record months ago in that they are willing to fork over the doh for Lou.

Nah, I think it's the package GMMG wants in return that is holding things up.

As for taking back a bad contract, don't forget the compliance buyout is there.

C'mon Gillis, spend Aquaman's money to get this deal done!
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Diehard1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:24 pm

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Aaronp18 wrote:So I was perusing NHL.com and the standings and noticed Florida has a league worst 3.63 GA/G.

Luongo in his sleep could drop that a goal per game.

Come on FLA, just bite the damn bullet!
Supposedly they can't afford him, so are trying to make Gillis take back a bad contract. I'm sure he would have done it under the old system, but in the new system you are limited to how much you can bury in the minors. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Panthers ownership went on record months ago in that they are willing to fork over the doh for Lou.

Nah, I think it's the package GMMG wants in return that is holding things up.

As for taking back a bad contract, don't forget the compliance buyout is there.

C'mon Gillis, spend Aquaman's money to get this deal done!
Good point, forgot about the buyout option. Florida's goalies are sucking again tonight - seems par for the course for them.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by RoyalDude » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:42 pm

Diehard1 wrote:
Good point, forgot about the buyout option. Florida's goalies are sucking again tonight - seems par for the course for them.
Probably the worst team in the league right now and in the Jones, McKinnon, Drouin, that Russian, Barkov, Lindholm, Monahan, Nurse running. Why would they break up a youth movement for an old man in Luongo? The Panthers don't have money according to Ray Ferraro, so not so sure why they would abandon youth for old man Lou and a contract that apparently is too rich for their blood. It's not a good marriage IMO.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Aaronp18 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:27 pm

Isn't it within the new CBA rules to keep some of a players salary when moved?

The Canucks can always eat $1M of Luos salary until it drops to $3.7M to help. But I think it should come at a greater cost to FLA though, a higher draft pick or better prospect.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Meds » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:07 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:
Good point, forgot about the buyout option. Florida's goalies are sucking again tonight - seems par for the course for them.
Probably the worst team in the league right now and in the Jones, McKinnon, Drouin, that Russian, Barkov, Lindholm, Monahan, Nurse running. Why would they break up a youth movement for an old man in Luongo? The Panthers don't have money according to Ray Ferraro, so not so sure why they would abandon youth for old man Lou and a contract that apparently is too rich for their blood. It's not a good marriage IMO.
Just curious here RD, since you brought them up, what will you say about GMMG if he holds onto Lou and them flips him for a top 3 pick at the draft?

I would LOVE to see Jonathan Drouin donning a Canucks Jersey and hat while standing next to Aquaman and MG on draft day.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Strangelove » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:18 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:Isn't it within the new CBA rules to keep some of a players salary when moved?

The Canucks can always eat $1M of Luos salary until it drops to $3.7M to help. But I think it should come at a greater cost to FLA though, a higher draft pick or better prospect.
It's like I say, if Canucks need to help Florida out financially in this trade, they just take a bad contract back.

Then compliance buyout in the summer.

BOOM

Retaining some of the salary would negatively affect the cap-room dig? :mex:
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by RoyalDude » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Meds wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:
Good point, forgot about the buyout option. Florida's goalies are sucking again tonight - seems par for the course for them.
Probably the worst team in the league right now and in the Jones, McKinnon, Drouin, that Russian, Barkov, Lindholm, Monahan, Nurse running. Why would they break up a youth movement for an old man in Luongo? The Panthers don't have money according to Ray Ferraro, so not so sure why they would abandon youth for old man Lou and a contract that apparently is too rich for their blood. It's not a good marriage IMO.
Just curious here RD, since you brought them up, what will you say about GMMG if he holds onto Lou and them flips him for a top 3 pick at the draft?

I would LOVE to see Jonathan Drouin donning a Canucks Jersey and hat while standing next to Aquaman and MG on draft day.
Well, I think Drouin has a very good chance of going 1st overall but either or of Jones, Drouin, McKinnon...I'd be real happy with. The Russian forward, who is apparently the best forward of the draft, I have no interest in cause well he is Russian. Barkov, Nurse, Monahan, Lindholm I'd be happy with as well. I just don't see a team who has a pick anywhere in the top 8 giving us that pick for Roberto Luongo. I'd be all teeth if we could but just don't see it happening.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by dhabums » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:26 pm

Meds wrote: Just curious here RD, since you brought them up, what will you say about GMMG if he holds onto Lou and them flips him for a top 3 pick at the draft?

I would LOVE to see Jonathan Drouin donning a Canucks Jersey and hat while standing next to Aquaman and MG on draft day.
I'd say the exact same thing if MG cured cancer this summer which is absolutely nothing because neither will ever happen. No team is going to pay premium for Lu and fans need to to stop thinking it's going to happen.

Maybe MG turns Schneider+ into a top 3 but that + is a 1st and another player.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by BigTuna » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:50 am

There's no pressure at all for Florida to make the playoffs. They won't cave. They made the playoffs last year thanks to being in the weakest division and many of their veterans they brought in having great years. That's not the case this season at all.

And does anyone have a direct quote from Florida ownership saying Luongo's contract is not a problem? Or are you just going by a media report that may be incorrect? Because that contract does not make sense for a financially struggling team.

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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:09 am

BigTuna wrote:There's no pressure at all for Florida to make the playoffs. They won't cave.


Says who ?
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:22 am

Florida is toast this year. They might as well go 1 more year and try for a top 5 pick where you can almost guarantee a franchise player is available. If nobody grabs Luo Gillis might be forced to buy him out and they get him for nothing anyway.
Honestly this is a possibility.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Post by dbr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:27 am

Dan, granting (purely for the sake of argument) the (laughable) notion that nobody wants to trade for a star player because he gets paid a couple million too much per year over a few too many years... there is simply no way that 29 teams pass on Luongo on waivers.
BIgTuna wrote:And does anyone have a direct quote from Florida ownership saying Luongo's contract is not a problem? Or are you just going by a media report that may be incorrect? Because that contract does not make sense for a financially struggling team.
There is no way there'd be a quote directly from the Panthers on that. Everyone is going on Pierre Lebrun's word which as far as hockey reporters go is pretty decent.

As for the contract not making sense for the Panthers, neither does the one attached to Brian Campbell - in theory anyway. As for whether it actually makes sense for the Panthers or not, I'll take third hand information from Pierre Lebrun over first hand information from you.

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