Well, considering Gillis would have killed to get a 1st for Luongo last year and LouGina will almost certainly not have changed their mind about leaving, I'd have to say yes...Meds wrote:Here's a thought regarding an unhappy #1 goaltender who wants to play in Florida.....Zedlee wrote:Good thinking. The chances of them leaving for greener pastures is almost zilch. But if this year goes badly - and there are risks - new coach, unhappy #1 goalie - then they might just consider a move. The cap going up next year will make them more affordable to other teams too. Going to be interesting!Rumsfeld wrote:Y'know, I've been thinking about this and maybe we should just let the season play out before we commit X amount of dollars and X amount of years to an extension.
What's the rush? I highly doubt they are going to raise their value but they may well lower it.
What if mid season rolls around, Lou is unhappy here, the Panthers are struggling again, but have a new owner with some deeper pockets, and suddenly the door is open to move Luongo where he wants to go. Do you pull the trigger on a deal that sends Louie home in exchange for Tim Thomas and a 1st round pick?
But who knows WTF will be going on by then.
And Thomas isn't going to allow himself to be traded in his retirement season methinks... especially to a commie liberal shithole like Vancouver.