This is the part Leaf fans will conveniently forget.
Good on Gillis for not blinking. Dreger will spew shit because Nonis' hand is crammed right up the rectum and his sausage fingers are manipulating the jaw.
Jason fucking Pominville was traded for 2 good prospects, a first and a second. And people honestly think Luongo will return a Derek Roy-type return? Baffling.
The TSN crew was making me want to puke by the end of it. What made it worse was Lu justifying them with his emotional outburst in the news conference. I get why Lu said it, I would be frustrated too after hearing why other clubs didn't offer up what even he thought he'd be worth in trade.
It is what it is now that the deadline is past. Hopefully the team will get out of their 'waiting for Godot' stupor, realize that they still have a team with a real good shot at going far if they pull their heads out of their assessment and played like we've seen them play even last year.
Like HW said, I hope these teams who balked at Lu this season drop out of the playoffs. The only thing I hope to see more is Lu hoisting the cup and ramming it up the cheeseburgler's ass sideways.
Win it for Lu!!![/quote]
As things leak out I can tell you Lou is disgusted with the whole thing but not with MG. He truly believes MG tried everything to move him before the deadline. He was stunned when he learned that the Leafs refused MG's last offer, that still has him in tears that a team could think so little of him to make an insulting offer. He is an emotional guy and he is taking this personally, as though he were rejected. It is easy to see why the wheels fell off in Florida if this is how hard those negotiations were on him. Being taken to arbitration and Keenan's negotiation tactics hit him hard, and he felt he had a deal to stay there to boot.
But I think that is one of his Achilles heals. His raw emotion and speaking before thinking. When asked if he would do anything differently he said ya, at the beginning he wouldn't have said what he did. I think he was referring to saying he would waive if asked after they were eliminated. That started this mess and I think he wishes he could take that moment back.
Dreger is responsible for much of the disinformation and I can't help think that it was anything but deliberate. One of the things Burke/Nonis were supposed to have told MG was that if he didn't make the deal in the summer the offers would get worse and they would keep getting worse. They were using strong arm and bullying tactics then and obviously Nonis was true to his word.
I think MG wanted to pull Luongo off the market a week ago but didn't because he wanted to try and accommodate Lou. He knew then that any return now would not help us now. In retrospect I wish he had said the offers we are getting are insulting and we are therefore ceasing all trade talk regarding our goalies until after the season.
We've seen this dance before, just last year with Nash and his untradeable contract. I just hope that Lou's emotional fragility translates into anger and determination to prove to everyone that he is worth a hockey trade return. I think he will respond perfectly, if he ever gets the net back
Funny how none of those pundits even try to explain their lame rumours that have been shown to be utterly false.