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

Postby Vader » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:34 am

Tim Connolly on waivers...perhaps for the purpose of a buy out

Matthew Lomabrdi....gone

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

Postby Zedlee » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:56 am

Vader wrote:Tim Connolly on waivers...perhaps for the purpose of a buy out

Matthew Lomabrdi....gone

Clearing room for Luongo?


With Connolly and Lombardi gone, I think it makes it more likely that the Leafs keep Bozak and Khadri. Hopefully they'll be willing to part with Gardiner.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby dbr » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:02 am

Connolly's not necessarily gone - they can't hide his cap hit on the Marlies anymore so if he's good enough to crack the Maple Leafs roster, he will.

Assuming some team out there isn't falling all over themselves to scoop up a soft, injury-prone, vastly overpaid player of course. :roll:

(That being said it's possible that Nonis is seeing if he can get rid of Connolly for nothing before resigning himself to exchanging him for a different undesireable contract - a la our SOB for Ryan Parent trade a couple years back.)
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:01 am

Yeah maybe they're just hoping someone takes Connolly. If they buy him out right now there's no cap savings.

So putting him on waivers and buying him out doesn't make cap room for Luongo, if I'm understanding this accelerated buyout thingy right.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Tciso » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:43 am

Vader wrote:Tim Connolly on waivers...perhaps for the purpose of a buy out

Matthew Lomabrdi....gone

Clearing room for Luongo?


I believe they are on the hook for all but $900k of his salary cap. Either Nonis is
1) clearing house of Burke babies and strays
2) sending a clear message to the league that they can finish in 29th, ahead of Edmonton, without these Connolly or Lombardi
3) making room for Luongo
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:47 am

Tciso wrote:
Vader wrote:Tim Connolly on waivers...perhaps for the purpose of a buy out

Matthew Lomabrdi....gone

Clearing room for Luongo?


I believe they are on the hook for all but $900k of his salary cap. Either Nonis is
1) clearing house of Burke babies and strays
2) sending a clear message to the league that they can finish in 29th, ahead of Edmonton, without these Connolly or Lombardi
3) making room for Luongo

I think Nonis is looking over that roster and thinking why bother bringing in a franchise goalie for 5 years when it'll take that long to build a contender. I suspect he's going to blow off the season and try for Jones/Drouin/McKinnon.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby mpp » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:53 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:I think Nonis is looking over that roster and thinking why bother bringing in a franchise goalie for 5 years when it'll take that long to build a contender. I suspect he's going to blow off the season and try for Jones/Drouin/McKinnon.
I know I would flush the turds if I was GM.


You're making him Brutus to Burke's Caesar... not sure if it's relevant. This Toronto squad has Nonis' fingerprints all over, the same way ours has Gillman's.

Not that it helps in solving the why-waive-Connolly puzzle.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Jovocop » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:20 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:I think Nonis is looking over that roster and thinking why bother bringing in a franchise goalie for 5 years when it'll take that long to build a contender. I suspect he's going to blow off the season and try for Jones/Drouin/McKinnon.
I know I would flush the turds if I was GM.


If that is what Nonis is thinking, he should start submitting his EI application. The upper management, the fans, and the media obviously have no patience for a rebuild.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby dbr » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:25 pm

mpp wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:I think Nonis is looking over that roster and thinking why bother bringing in a franchise goalie for 5 years when it'll take that long to build a contender. I suspect he's going to blow off the season and try for Jones/Drouin/McKinnon.
I know I would flush the turds if I was GM.


You're making him Brutus to Burke's Caesar... not sure if it's relevant. This Toronto squad has Nonis' fingerprints all over, the same way ours has Gillman's.

Not that it helps in solving the why-waive-Connolly puzzle.


Keep in mind when we cut Burkie loose Nonis gave the existing group (who were a pretty successful team at the time) one season before he started building his team in pretty much the exact opposide order that BB had attempted.

Even if Nonis has been more or less on board with most of the moves Burke made, he is his own GM and a new GM typically has a mandate to clean house if necessary.. Burke waiving the guy he signed eighteen months ago looks horrible but a new GM after that signing (and others) got the previous one fired can do whatever he wants.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby SKYO » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Don't think TML are tanking, they still have a somewhat decent forward group after trading Lombardi, letting Aucoin go, and placing Connolly on waivers.

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

Postby ODB » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:58 pm

I can't see why Nonis would be intentionally tanking the season. The draft lottery rules have changed that any none playoff can win the lottery. Rumor has it teams have complained about their counterparts tanking on purpose. No one could possibly argue Edmonton has been trying to ice a playoff caliber team over the last few years. The odds of winning are still higher the lower you finish but the no team can move up more than 4 spots rule is no more. Tanking doesn’t assure you anything.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Strangelove » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

SKYO wrote:Don't think TML are tanking, they still have a somewhat decent forward group after trading Lombardi, letting Aucoin go, and placing Connolly on waivers.

Lupul-Grabovski-Kessel
JVR-Bozak-MacArthur
Kulemin-McClement-Frattin/Kadri
Komarov-Steckel-Brown



Hmmm should be middle of the pack in goals-for again.

And in the basement in goals-against again.

Looking over the entire roster it's pretty tough to figure a way to fix the mess that is the TO Leaves

.... especially for a man like NO-NUTS.

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

Postby Tciso » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:24 pm

Strangelove wrote:Hmmm should be middle of the pack in goals-for again.
And in the basement in goals-against again.
Looking over the entire roster it's pretty tough to figure a way to fix the mess that is the TO Leaves
.... especially for a man like NO-NUTS.

Thank you Mr Burke! :D


Luongo will at least let them see the promised land. Right now, they are in year 45 of wandering the desert. (no cup is one thing. not even making the SC finals is abyssmal)

I really hate the leafs, but I would sacrifice Lu to the leafs if we could save Gardiner
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Strangelove » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:33 pm

I dunno, if you were Lou would you be willing to waive your NTC to become a part of that mess?

Even with Lou they'd probably miss the playoffs.

Hmmm... Gardiner + a 1st?? :drink:
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Madcombinepilot » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Nonis is getting rid of all the deadwieght who wont fit in Coach Carlyle's style.

Connelly is made out of brittle rice cake.

Carlyle likes bangers.

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