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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:29 pm

BB wants Luongo so bad he continues to let these rumours fly,as if to say were there is smoke there is fire. I guess he thinks MG will be bullied.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Topper » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:25 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:BB wants Luongo so bad he continues to let these rumours fly,as if to say were there is smoke there is fire. I guess he thinks MG will be bullied.

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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Fred » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:06 pm

dbr wrote:If Damien Cox is to be believed, the asking price for Luongo at the draft was Jake Gardiner, Tyler Bozak, Matt Frattin and a first round pick (not specified whether that would have been a future pick or the 5th overall pick that was used to select Morgan Rielly).

If that's true and Burke still wants to talk turkey I'd try to get Bozak and either Gardiner or Rielly, I might settle for Bozak and their 1st in 2013 plus a couple of their decent prospects (Colborne, Kadri, Frattin, etc).

A return including Bozak and Gardiner could be great for this franchise over the long term.



I've never been much of a Bozak fan, he's deffinitley a third line player in Vcr, he's in the last year of his contract and is a UFA after that. I can't imagine getting a prospect plus a pick, Colbourne was a 1st round pick as was Kadri and a 1st round pick will be around the 16 -22 range in the draft. That would amount to 3 first rounders ?

By the way Shannons comments

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl-lock ... ple_leafs/

However, I have been told that the next time Roberto Luongo plays in the NHL, he will play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is from a reputable source. End of story.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:56 am

dbr wrote:If Damien Cox is to be believed, the asking price for Luongo at the draft was Jake Gardiner, Tyler Bozak, Matt Frattin and a first round pick (not specified whether that would have been a future pick or the 5th overall pick that was used to select Morgan Rielly).

If that's true and Burke still wants to talk turkey I'd try to get Bozak and either Gardiner or Rielly, I might settle for Bozak and their 1st in 2013 plus a couple of their decent prospects (Colborne, Kadri, Frattin, etc).

A return including Bozak and Gardiner could be great for this franchise over the long term.

If that is the case, then Gillis really is swinging for the fences...I see why it didn't get done.
I really like Morgan Reilly if we're cleaning out TO's cupboards. He has superstar offensive instincts, elite skills and a higher ceiling than Gardiner. Reilly and their first would be a more realistic return.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Potatoe1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:42 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
I really like Morgan Reilly if we're cleaning out TO's cupboards. He has superstar offensive instincts, elite skills and a higher ceiling than Gardiner. Reilly and their first would be a more realistic return.


I dont think TO will give up Gardiner or Reilly, my guess is any trade with them brings back Bozak, Kadri, + another prospect and / or pick.

Not a return I would be thrilled with but Bozak plugs a whole and Kardi still has very good upside despite the recent bad press.

I actually think playing for the Leafs has really hurt Kadri's value. He came in with so much hype and all of his miss steps make national headlines.

At the end of the day the Kid still has 91 points in 102 AHL games, plus 19 points in 50 NHL games. Those are actually very good numbers for a 2009 draft pick.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:52 am

Potatoe1 wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:
I really like Morgan Reilly if we're cleaning out TO's cupboards. He has superstar offensive instincts, elite skills and a higher ceiling than Gardiner. Reilly and their first would be a more realistic return.


I dont think TO will give up Gardiner or Reilly, my guess is any trade with them brings back Bozak, Kadri, + another prospect and / or pick.

Not a return I would be thrilled with but Bozak plugs a whole and Kardi still has very good upside despite the recent bad press.

I actually think playing for the Leafs has really hurt Kadri's value. He came in with so much hype and all of his miss steps make national headlines.

At the end of the day the Kid still has 91 points in 102 AHL games, plus 19 points in 50 NHL games. Those are actually very good numbers for a 2009 draft pick.

I don't think Gillis will trade with TO unless either one of those 2 defenceman are included. Our organization really needs a young blue chipper on the back end.
Kadri reminds me of Grabner and making him the centre piece of a Luongo trade isn't what I hope we get back.
If Bozak is indeed UFA after this season then this also is a concern with him coming this way otherwise I like his addition to our 3rd line.
So, Gardiner/Reilly, a recently signed Bozak and 2nd????
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:17 am

Potatoe1 wrote:
At the end of the day the Kid still has 91 points in 102 AHL games, plus 19 points in 50 NHL games. Those are actually very good numbers for a 2009 draft pick.

I just had another look at Kadris' stats and might just change my opinion on him. He does have excellent AHL numbers and am now of the mind to think maybe getting him out of the TO toilet bowl could help. A good indication of his attitude about success is how he has been keeping himself in shape(or out of shape I suppose).
Would a trade to VCR and all unrealistic expectations removed help the guy? What if he came in knowing he wasn't expected to be a savior and probably would be spending his first year learning our system for the wolves? No Vancouver isn't exactly a hockey outpost but we are a top team complete with enough firepower where his performance really isn't required NOW, like it is in TO.
If all pressure was removed, maybe he could regain some confidence and get it all back. It's worth consideration definitely.

So, Reilly and Kadri then ?
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Potatoe1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:17 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
So, Reilly and Kadri then ?


I just don't see the Leafs giving up Gardner or Reilly.

Those the the best 2 young players in the organization and the back bone of their blue line moving forward.

I also don't think they will give up next years first with out it being "protected".

So after looking at what they have I think a package I could live with is Kadri, Kulemin or Bozak, 1st (top 5 protected).
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:28 pm

I would really like to see the nux address the defensive prospect deficiencies before up front.
Is Burke going to roll over or do we shop elsewhere?
Washington has a pretty decent pair of young players that I would love to get...Dimitri Orlov and/or Filip Forsberg. Not to mention some decent depth guys with size to round out a possible deal. They also could use a goaltender and are in "win now" mode. There's the makings of a trade there if McPhee is willing...
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Potatoe1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:39 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:I would really like to see the nux address the defensive prospect deficiencies before up front.


If the Canucks sign Edler (which I'm assuming is a major priority) then they will have 4 quality defensemen under 29 locked up long term (they are 29, 29, 27, 26). They also have Ballard long term (though they should try and change that) and Tanev is 5 years from free agency.

Not a lot of room on the blue line tbh.

That isnt to say I wouldnt love a quality young blue liner like Gardner, but I don't think it's any type of particular need that would require Gillis to reject forward prospects in a Luongo deal.

In my mind our biggest need in terms of prospects is at center ice.

I'm not much of a Schroder fan as I dont think he is good enough offensively to play on the top 2 lines and who wants a smurf in their bottom6.

Coulbourne is a legit bottom 6 prospect who could perhaps move up in case of injury, and Kadri is a legit top6 prospect who could perhaps play on the 3rd line when everyone is healthy (though that is not ideal given his current defensive short comings).

As for defensive prospects the Leafs might part with how about Jesse Blacker who is a righty that plays a good all round, 2-way game.

Kadri, Blacker, lottery protected 1'st.

Nothing to get all excited about but good value and a trade that would put us in position to make a move at the trading deadline given we would have a dirth of picks and prospects (not to mention cap space).
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Mondi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:49 pm

I can't agree that a story is a story if John Shannon says so, particularly when Gillis said it was BS. Botchford, once againce, is trying to be the store when he called Gillis' comments a "non-denial".

Gillis shot the rumour down. Gillis also noted that GMs are not permitted to talk trade during the lockout. I doubt that two lawyers would blatantly flaunt the rules while contractually bound not to discuss trades.

But, if we must play the rumour game...

As for Bozak, Kadri and various other Leaf players...forget it. Those two specifically are plugs. Bozak is okay, but not an upgrade on any of the centres on the NHL rosters. Unless you'd prefer him over Max as the 4C.

Kadri has been called, basically, a fat piece of shit by his AHL team. We don't want this guy, no more soft, small offensive players please.

As for those defensive prospects...forget it. Brain Burke is not known for giving up big North American blue chip defensemen. Particularly for mentally fragile aging number one goalies.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Potatoe1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:02 pm

Mondi wrote:Kadri has been called, basically, a fat piece of shit by his AHL team. We don't want this guy, no more soft, small offensive players please.


The Canucks didn't come right out and say it but it's pretty obvious that Kassian was out of shape last season and made huge strides over the summer. Put the kids in the right environment and a lot can change.

As for Kadri he is neither a plug nor is he soft. The kid has high end skill and an edge to his game. His defensive game of course needs major work and there are obviously some attitude issues, but if there weren't holes he wouldn't be available.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Mondi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:48 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Mondi wrote:Kadri has been called, basically, a fat piece of shit by his AHL team. We don't want this guy, no more soft, small offensive players please.


The Canucks didn't come right out and say it but it's pretty obvious that Kassian was out of shape last season and made huge strides over the summer. Put the kids in the right environment and a lot can change.

As for Kadri he is neither a plug nor is he soft. The kid has high end skill and an edge to his game. His defensive game of course needs major work and there are obviously some attitude issues, but if there weren't holes he wouldn't be available.


Yeah, I am overstating the fact that Kadri a plug. But for every Kassian, who might get his shit together with respect to fitness, there is an O'Brien or Wellwood out there.

I just don't see the need for another small forward that doesn't really hit.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:17 pm

For what its worth, as of last night, Luongo has not been asked to waive his NTC. Which means that even before the end of the CBA a deal could not have been worked out with the Leafs. Now it may be that the teams have the pieces in place and are ready to try and consummate a deal once the new CBA is done but as of yet there is no deal in principle and there can't be since Luongo has yet to be asked to waive.

Obviously I cannot say one way or the other whether the two teams have a deal they like and MG will present to Luongo once the CBA is done but to say a deal is done is false. Luongo has the final say. And he firmly prefers to stay in Florida. If a deal with Florida was presented he would accept without hesitation. Any other destination he wants to see what the team looks like before he commits. From what I have been told he has NOT said anything negative about any destination so I don't rule out any team at this point. Just reiterating he has not at any time been asked to waive.
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Re: Luongo will Waive NTC If Asked To

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:43 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Not a return I would be thrilled with but Bozak plugs a whole and Kardi still has very good upside despite the recent bad press.



Not surprised ya feel this way Pot, you were this optimistic for Jeff Tambellini. Anyhow, Kadri does not fit this team, he lacks brains, AV does not like this type of player. He's not big, he's not special on the skill side of things when it comes to the 'NHL' level. Kadri is going to be one of those career minor league stars whose game does not translate to NHL calibre. I wouldn't even waste my time. I have no problem betting what little I have socked away on Kadri not having a very successful NHL career. As for Bozak, just don't like him.

When you are trading a core franchise type goalie in Luongo who has AT LEAST 5 years of good hockey in him still, getting scrubs and meh in return does this organization no good at all. I'd much rather keep Luongo if it's the likes of Kadri, Bozak and Colbourne that Burke is only offering.
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