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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

SamJam just retweeted this tweet from Florida President/CEO.


#FLAPanthers president/CEO: "@PanthersYormark: On the road again this week. Heading to vegas for a very important dinner on monday night."

In context, Luongo is currently in Vegas playing in the WSOP and would have a break Monday as Day one of the Main Event is spread over 3 or 4 days.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

Do you have ANY idea how the Sedin's play? I don't mean to be a prick but how long have you been watching the Twins?

You can count how many times they score off the rush in a season on 1 hand. They're goals SHOULD come any way they know how to get them and for years now they've been scoring off the cycle waiting for the down low coverage to break down and take advantage of holes left by the D.


I lol'd

Have you ever watched them? I think you were watching burrows.
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That's just the first random highlight package I clicked. First goal = SET PLAY and the next few are obvious rushes. And that's just the first vid I clicked. Try going back and watching some highlights, then check your statement again silly.

If you like looking at statistics to determine who's better, you're just a casual fan.

2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

Cory Schneider is the next Patrick Roy.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

I wonder, just what the other 29 teams needs are really? Here is a quick list of some, if not all teams, with their goalie situations:

Anaheim Hiller 4.5m two more years, Delauriers .6m 1 year
Boston Rask 3.5m 1 year, Khubodin .875m 1 year, Thomas 5m final year, taking it off
Buffalo Miller 6.25m 2 years, Enroth .675 1 year
Calgary Kiprusoff 5.8m 2 years, Karlsson .862m 1 year
Carolina Ward, 6.3 for 5 years, Boucher and Peters for 1 and 2 years
Chicago Crawford 2.6m 2 years, Emery, 1.15m 1 year
Colorado Varlamov 2.8m 2 years, Giguere 1.25m 1 year
Columbus Mason 2.9m, Bobrovsky 1.75m both at 1 year
Dallas Lehtonen 3.55m one year Bachman, RFA
Detroit Howard 2.25m 1 year, Gustavsson 1.5m 2 years
Edmonton Khabibulin 3.75m 1 year left, Dubnyk 3.5m 2 years
Florida Theodore, 1.5m 1 year, Clemenson 1.2m 2 years
LA Quick, nuff said.
Minny Backstrom 6m 1 year, Harding 1.9m 3 years
Montreal Price 6.5m 6 years, Budaj 1.15m 1 year
Nashville Rinne, nuff said.
New Jersey Brodeur, Hedberg, 2 more each
New York Islanders DiPietro 4.5m till 2020 or something?, Nabokov 2.75, 1 year
New York Rangers Lundqvist 6.8m 2 years, Biron 1.3m 2 years
Ottawa Anderson 3m 3 years, Bishop .675m 1 year
Philly Bryzgalov forever
Phoenix Smith 2m 1 year (*what a deal!), Labarbara 1.25m 1 year
Pittsburgh Fluery 5m 3 years, Vokoun 2m 2 years
San Jose Niemi 3.8m 3 years, Greiss .6m 1 year
St Louis Halak 3.75m 2 years, Elliot 1.8m 2 years
Tampa Bay Lindback 1.8m 2 years, Garon 1.3m 1 year
Toronto Reimer 1.8m 2 years, Scrivens RFA
Washington Neuvirth 1.15m 1 year, Holtby .6m 1 year
Winnipeg Pavelec 3.9m 5 years, Montoya .6m 1 year

I really just wanted to see a list all in one place, not really a comment on where I think Luongo will be traded...some potentials are obviously Toronto, Florida, Tampa, Washington, the Islanders, Dallas, Columbus, Colorado, Chicago..but with most of these teams, they have serviceable options...interesting stuff though. I thought New Jersey may be a suitor, till they signed both goalies for two more years.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

SamJam just retweeted this tweet from Florida President/CEO.


#FLAPanthers president/CEO: "@PanthersYormark: On the road again this week. Heading to vegas for a very important dinner on monday night."

In context, Luongo is currently in Vegas playing in the WSOP and would have a break Monday as Day one of the Main Event is spread over 3 or 4 days.


The White Towel blog in the Province caught onto that tweet as well

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

Still.

How is it relevant?


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

Washington, Dallas, NYI and Colorado all have solid goaltenders. In Washington's case, I see Holtby being the #1 no doubt. In NYI's case they have Nabokov who did very well for them this season.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

I wonder, just what the other 29 teams needs are really? Here is a quick list of some, if not all teams, with their goalie situations:

Anaheim Hiller 4.5m two more years, Delauriers .6m 1 year
Boston Rask 3.5m 1 year, Khubodin .875m 1 year, Thomas 5m final year, taking it off
Buffalo Miller 6.25m 2 years, Enroth .675 1 year
Calgary Kiprusoff 5.8m 2 years, Karlsson .862m 1 year
Carolina Ward, 6.3 for 5 years, Boucher and Peters for 1 and 2 years
Chicago Crawford 2.6m 2 years, Emery, 1.15m 1 year
Colorado Varlamov 2.8m 2 years, Giguere 1.25m 1 year
Columbus Mason 2.9m, Bobrovsky 1.75m both at 1 year
Dallas Lehtonen 3.55m one year Bachman, RFA
Detroit Howard 2.25m 1 year, Gustavsson 1.5m 2 years
Edmonton Khabibulin 3.75m 1 year left, Dubnyk 3.5m 2 years
Florida Theodore, 1.5m 1 year, Clemenson 1.2m 2 years
LA Quick, nuff said.
Minny Backstrom 6m 1 year, Harding 1.9m 3 years
Montreal Price 6.5m 6 years, Budaj 1.15m 1 year
Nashville Rinne, nuff said.
New Jersey Brodeur, Hedberg, 2 more each
New York Islanders DiPietro 4.5m till 2020 or something?, Nabokov 2.75, 1 year
New York Rangers Lundqvist 6.8m 2 years, Biron 1.3m 2 years
Ottawa Anderson 3m 3 years, Bishop .675m 1 year
Philly Bryzgalov forever
Phoenix Smith 2m 1 year (*what a deal!), Labarbara 1.25m 1 year
Pittsburgh Fluery 5m 3 years, Vokoun 2m 2 years
San Jose Niemi 3.8m 3 years, Greiss .6m 1 year
St Louis Halak 3.75m 2 years, Elliot 1.8m 2 years
Tampa Bay Lindback 1.8m 2 years, Garon 1.3m 1 year
Toronto Reimer 1.8m 2 years, Scrivens RFA
Washington Neuvirth 1.15m 1 year, Holtby .6m 1 year
Winnipeg Pavelec 3.9m 5 years, Montoya .6m 1 year

I really just wanted to see a list all in one place, not really a comment on where I think Luongo will be traded...some potentials are obviously Toronto, Florida, Tampa, Washington, the Islanders, Dallas, Columbus, Colorado, Chicago..but with most of these teams, they have serviceable options...interesting stuff though. I thought New Jersey may be a suitor, till they signed both goalies for two more years.


When you look at that list, there are about 8-10 teams that are set in goal - the rest either need or will need an upgrade.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

Trade Lu, best goaltender to date the franchise has ever had, and Burrows, hands down the best value in the NHL, and one of the NHL's best character guys, who does it all - for Kessel - a no character, no hitter, one trick pony? The guy is -38 with 36 hits in 3 years in Toronto, would be an absolute misfit in Vancouver, and the idea is to give the Leafs the heart and soul of the Canucks? That imo would replace the Neely trade as the most unsavoury in franchise history. Kessel belongs alongside Phaneuf - in more ways than one - as one of the most over-rated players in the NHL. The Leafs fix for their goaltending problems is not as easy as their other core problem - the players that their 'core' consists of.

Extremely well put! There was a reason why the Bruins got rid of him and why he got picked last at the All-Star game two years ago. I have seen him quit so many times in Laffer games he must think that he can still collect UI at his salary rate. Suggesting that he would be a good winger with the Twins is even more laughable as the Twins aren't exactly back checking fiends either.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

When you look at that list, there are about 8-10 teams that are set in goal - the rest either need or will need an upgrade.


Even if Luongo is set on Florida, as long as Gillis shops him around, the word will get around that there is competition to land Luongo. I think that's what Gillis is doing, and why he has remained so sombre in the wake of this trade fiasco.

We'll see what the Canucks get from their farm team (Florida). Likely a decent trade, as always-- We win, they lose.

So I hope the trend stays true to history

Edited by Cr8zyCanuck, 08 July 2012 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

HES NOT A REAL SOURCE STOP POSTING HIM AS ONE HES A DOOSHBAG LOSER THREATINING REAL INSIDERS FOR FOLLOWERS


I never did.

People are not allowed to create threads with him as a source, but there is no harm in them posting it in this already existing thread.

In future - why not just say that - rather then randomly saying that he threatens Darren Dregor.


Furthermore - you spelled the 'female cleaning product' incorrectly.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

Oh and by the way. I mentioned before the Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs, that Luongo would no longer be a Canuck up until the 2012-2013 trade deadline (at the latest). Somebody quoted me on that, and bet me $20. So just FYI if anyone has seen that post let me know. I don't care about the money. I just want the quotes.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

SamJam just retweeted this tweet from Florida President/CEO.


#FLAPanthers president/CEO: "@PanthersYormark: On the road again this week. Heading to vegas for a very important dinner on monday night."

In context, Luongo is currently in Vegas playing in the WSOP and would have a break Monday as Day one of the Main Event is spread over 3 or 4 days.

So Lu will be asked to waive on monday ... anyone know what MG's plans are for Monday......hmmmm

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

The longer the Canucks wait the better. Even if it gets to the regular season with Lu it's perfect.
The reason why I say that is because once teams start to fall on their faces, they'll come begging for Lu and pay the moon. Especially teams like Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Philladelphia, Edmonton, Tampa and Florida.
Toronto can't afford a slow start, the fans will drive Burke right out of town.
Boston can't afford a slow start, they'll begin to think Rask isn't ready yet and better make a move.
I can go on and on.
I think those teams I named will become VERY desperate if they start off slow. There is a chance that some of them start off good but we all know most of them won't.
I personally don't want to wait that long but if it ups the value of Luongo and Luongo and Schneider are cool with it, then i'm all for it.
I just don't want to get a deal because we're taking the best low ball deal.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

SamJam just retweeted this tweet from Florida President/CEO.


#FLAPanthers president/CEO: "@PanthersYormark: On the road again this week. Heading to vegas for a very important dinner on monday night."

In context, Luongo is currently in Vegas playing in the WSOP and would have a break Monday as Day one of the Main Event is spread over 3 or 4 days.


I can't take it anymore!! I've been waiting soo long just do the trade already
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

The longer the Canucks wait the better. Even if it gets to the regular season with Lu it's perfect.
The reason why I say that is because once teams start to fall on their faces, they'll come begging for Lu and pay the moon.


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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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:06 PM

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.


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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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

Wouldn't be at all surprised if deal went down Monday.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

Wouldn't be at all surprised if deal went down Monday.


I wouldn't be surprised at anything anymore, especially with Gillis as our GM.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

SamJam just retweeted this tweet from Florida President/CEO.


#FLAPanthers president/CEO: "@PanthersYormark: On the road again this week. Heading to vegas for a very important dinner on monday night."

In context, Luongo is currently in Vegas playing in the WSOP and would have a break Monday as Day one of the Main Event is spread over 3 or 4 days.


I wouldnt read too much into this! Unless the intended meeting was with Gillis then it would be considered tampering as Luongo is under contract with the Canucks.

Mere coinsidence!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

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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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

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We've been saying that since the draft.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

We've been saying that since the draft.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

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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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

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..


Bigger meaner please.

Get some offense at the deadline.

Besides the big meanies could open up some space for our stars. Would be interesting to see if that dynamic develops.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:33 PM

Bigger meaner please.

Get some offense at the deadline.


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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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:33 PM

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.


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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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

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?


I hear what you are saying re depth at centre required. And we did have scoring issues in the last two playoffs.

But I think that "the big nasty" factor has been sorely lacking in the regular season as well as the post season. Our d have not been able to handle large forwards. Our team has had trouble with injury due to overuse and lack of ability to desk with the physical demand.

Id like to see our team have more tools in the box to Be able to play and win in any style game. I really believe that it's time the Canucks were able to dictate the physical play rather than to react to it and mostly not be able to react or respond.

La walked through teams. And they made it look easy. This was done thru size and heavy play. Most games were close scoring but they still truly dominated those games. The couple if games where they blew out the blues and Phoenix were because their opposition was frustrated by getting punished and controlled throughout the course of the games prior and the current game.

IMO our point getters will benefit from the physicality of the likes of a kassian, (done, gudbranson - hypothetical).

Anyway.... Well see
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

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.


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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