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[Rumours/Reports] Official Roberto Luongo Trade Thread (Keep it all here please)

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My interpretation of the Panther's President's tweet:

  • A deal is in place, or at least extremely close to being in place

  • Luongo will officially be asked to waive tonight or tomorrow morning

  • Trade will be made official tomorrow morning

  • The Panther's President is meeting with Luongo on Monday night to welcome him back to the organization.

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We've been saying that since the draft.

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I'm stuck on which prospect I'd want from Florida..

Bjustad- Big center but just denied a contract offer and may go the UFA route like Schultz did, kinda scary to get him in a trade

Huberdeau- That skilled/playmaking center that would fill the gap at our center depth position

Gudbranson- Probably the next Shea Weber but bigger and meaner. But at the same time with bieksa, hamuis, garrison locked up,

and Either Edler or Weber being the 4th dman next year, where does he fit?

I'd probably go with Huberdeau just because our team lacks depth at the center position like Gillis stated numerous times since the season ended. Even though getting bigger/meaner with Gudbranson is very tempting..

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I'm stuck on which prospect I'd want from Florida..

Bjustad- Big center but just denied a contract offer and may go the UFA route like Schultz did, kinda scary to get him in a trade

Huberdeau- That skilled/playmaking center that would fill the gap at our center depth position

Gudbranson- Probably the next Shea Weber but bigger and meaner. But at the same time with bieksa, hamuis, garrison locked up,

and Either Edler or Weber being the 4th dman next year, where does he fit?

I'd probably go with Huberdeau just because our team lacks depth at the center position like Gillis stated numerous times since the season ended. Even though getting bigger/meaner with Gudbranson is very tempting..

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Bigger meaner please.

Get some offense at the deadline.

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The teams I listed will find a way to make $5mill to fit in their cap. It's not like we're taking 0 cap back. Huberdeau's cap hit is over 3mill. So it's not as bad as you make it out to be. Those teams will get real desperate and have no choice but to pay the price. Desperate times call for desperate measures.It's not like Luongo's cap hit is 7.8 million, it's only 5.3 million.

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Just watching some of Gudbranson's clips on youtube and the fact he still has so much untapped potential with that cannon of a shot he has.. he's a beast!

but our team's depth at center is terrible... kesler or hank go down and who fills their spot? Schroeder? : S

We have a really good chance at getting shea weber next year which Gillis even hinted at in an interview and thats the only reason why Huberdeau is looking better as of right now

*** BUT, IF THAT RUMOUR RECENTLY IS TRUE, its going to be Gudbranson because why else would they ask for Tanev in return and why would Gillis give them Tanev if our rightside dmen are already lacking?

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Your understanding of team economics is extremely poor. The fact that you list Philly is comical, do you think they will just write off the remaining 45 million dollars they've committed to Bryzgalov? Boston is in the same position as we are, with a young starter to take the reigns from the previous starter, why would they trade other valuable assets in that case. Tampa targeted Lindback for just under 2 million per year, not something they'd do if they want to bring in a 5 million dollar goalie.

Teams PLAN, especially when it comes to goaltending since you only carry two tenders on your roster. I'm sure it all works out perfect in your video games, but in reality, this type of player movement is far more likely, and logical, to happen in the offseason.

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I'm stuck on which prospect I'd want from Florida..

Bjustad- Big center but just denied a contract offer and may go the UFA route like Schultz did, kinda scary to get him in a trade

Huberdeau- That skilled/playmaking center that would fill the gap at our center depth position

Gudbranson- Probably the next Shea Weber but bigger and meaner. But at the same time with bieksa, hamuis, garrison locked up,

and Either Edler or Weber being the 4th dman next year, where does he fit?

I'd probably go with Huberdeau just because our team lacks depth at the center position like Gillis stated numerous times since the season ended. Even though getting bigger/meaner with Gudbranson is very tempting..

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There are reasons that big trades are happening in the offseason or at the deadline. Salary Cap and team planning. Teams plan how their cap will be for the year and adding another 5 million dollar cap hit isn't easy to do. Teams don't want to go into the season uncertain and thinking, "oh maybe we'll just add another 5 million to our cap"... If the deal isn't done before the season starts, the number of teams interested will drop drastically, and in turn, without competition for him, the value of the return drops as well.

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You think you're a pro? I have a great understanding of the teams economics. Let me say it again, Desperate times call for desperate measures. If you don't know what that means, ask your parents.Those teams I listed off are going to have a lot of pressure if they start off slow and will find a way to make Luongo's contract work. If Bryzgalov sucks again next year, they may have no choice but to throw him in the minors and swallow that contract. Again desperate times call for desperate measures.Same as Toronto, if Burke's teams sucks and he's worried about losing his job, he might have to throw komisarek down in the minors or hope someone will pick him up. If a team or teams need Luongo, they'll find away to make it work.

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Let's not start drawing Weber - Gudbranson comparisons, shall we? Aside from size and defensive ability, they are different players and probably will be in the future as well. Gudbranson simply doesn't have Weber's offensive skills. There are some scouts who think there may be a longshot chance he develops them later in his career, but he didn't even show an high-end offensive side to his game in junior.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love me some Gudbranson beating the snot out of people defensively, but he's no Shea Weber. Capital Period.

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I have no idea if the Florida president flying to Vegas means anything. I don't know what meeting Luongo or discussing anything with him has anything to do with the trade negotiations.

To be honest, it is dragging on for a long time and while I am sad to see him go I wish it would just get done already.

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And if Lu has his customary crappy start what we get for him now will be a lot more that a Lu sucking in october.

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Um ... If he's the next Shea Weber except bigger AND meaner ... then why are you asking where he fits? I would assume that he would fit right on the #1 pairing while we trade and make room for this talent to blossom.

We are looking to trade a franchise goaltender with HOF potentials who signed a 12 year deal with a NTC right now to move forward with a younger goaltender - I think trading Bieksa, Hamhuis or Garrison (even if they have NTCs) to move forward with a Norris calibre defenseman (if Gudbranson becomes a bigger and meaner version of Weber) would be a lot more easier decision to make and justify than the one we are making right now with Luongo.

Gudbranson is the primary target. Our center depth can be recovered through other trades or UFA acquisitions in the future - but a potentially bigger and meaner version of Shea Weber doesn't come around that often.

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Let's not start drawing Weber - Gudbranson comparisons, shall we? Aside from size and defensive ability, they are different players and probably will be in the future as well. Gudbranson simply doesn't have Weber's offensive skills. There are some scouts who think there may be a longshot chance he develops them later in his career, but he didn't even show an high-end offensive side to his game in junior.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love me some Gudbranson beating the snot out of people defensively, but he's no Shea Weber. Capital Period.

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Let's not start drawing Weber - Gudbranson comparisons, shall we? Aside from size and defensive ability, they are different players and probably will be in the future as well. Gudbranson simply doesn't have Weber's offensive skills. There are some scouts who think there may be a longshot chance he develops them later in his career, but he didn't even show an high-end offensive side to his game in junior.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love me some Gudbranson beating the snot out of people defensively, but he's no Shea Weber. Capital Period.

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lol this isn't even a trade luongo rumor thread anymore. it's turned into a compare Florida prospect to NHL players thread. sake your D1cks boys this pissin contest is over.

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