Knucklehead wrote:Are you fucking kidding me, buyout Luongo!theman wrote:How many buyouts can the Canucks do this offseason? What I hope the Canucks do:
1. Fire AV, he needs to go. Time for a fresh voice for the players.
2. Buyout Luongo, can't see any team trading for him now. Gillis really has misplayed the Luongo situation.
3. Buyout Booth and Ballard.
4. Use the cap space to rebuild the forward lines.
He would never pass through waivers, most GM's in the League are nowhere near as stupid as that.
I'll agree though that AV's time may be past due.
Agree also that Ballard and Booth need to be gone to become cap compliant.
But to suggest that Luongo needs to be bought out is ludicrous.
I thought about that more, and perhaps I was hasty. My reasoning for suggesting that was other GM's know that Gillis is in a tight spot with this situation. Now, I know he is not going to hit a homerun if he is able to trade Luongo, tbh, I would be very pleased if he can trade him for a 2nd rounder now. GM's might now be waiting to see if he buys him out now so they will be lowballing him even more, and getting ride of Luongo's cap hit has value for Canucks for obvious reasons. Probably the best way for Gillis to play it now is, immediately after the Canucks season is over, buy out Ballard and Booth. That will be the message he needs to send to other teams, and then accept the first decent offer(decent prospect/high draft pick) he gets.