Potatoe1 wrote:These assumptions do not seem consistent with the performance of the team, his selection as captain, or the fact his current and former team mates always have good things to say.
It really is very speculative to think Luongo is bad in the room or bad for the over all team culture. Most of the evidence points to the opposite.
Some guys are just bad interviews.
Yep. He is a goalie after all, and for the most part they're far and away the weirdest on the team.
I hate looking towards the Boston Bruins, because I fucking hate them, but you see what they did with Thomas/Rask and look at that as something we might want to consider. Obviously our situation is unique wrt Luongo's contract length, but the notion that Schneider will jump to a $3M/year deal is a bit stretched, imo.
Jimmy Howard played back to back 63 game seasons in Detroit, put up good numbers, and his extension was for $2.25M per. Carey Price played 134 NHL games before getting a $2.75M per deal.
I do think one of the will be dealt at the draft, but there's still the possibility of Gills "buying" the team some more time to figure out who stays and goes. A two-year $5M deal would probably do the trick and having both goalies for a combined cap hit of $8.1 would still put us in Nashville's goalie spending territory