Gardiner + 5th overall + Grabovski
Luongo + Ballard + Schroeder
Then we trade 5th overall and Grabovski and Higgins for Ryan
So we trade Luongo, Grabovski, Higgins, Ballard, Schroeder, 5th overall for Ryan and Gardiner?
You're absolutely on crack. 4 roster players, a decent prospect and a Top 5 pick who would certainly have a good shot at being a franchise player for an unproven young defenceman and Ryan? Ryan's good but not worth that.
Gillis would be buried alive for moving so many assets and retrieving so few.
If I'm Gillis, any discussion has to center around 5th overall + Gardiner, anything else is not respecting Luongo's value in a desperately thin market.
In fact I would be inclined towards a deal of this magnitude:
Canucks 2012 1st (26th Overall)
Leafs 2012 1st (5th Overall)
This isn't a rental that Toronto is doing, they need to give up assets to receive a cornerstone piece of their franchise. Luongo in Toronto will settle the hotbed in the center of our universe.
Edited by Shadowgoon, 20 June 2012 - 08:25 AM.