A little history - Luongo was traded to Vancouver (with Krajicek and pick/Shirokov) for Bertuzzi, Allen and Auld... Bertuzzi played one year in Florida (7 games, 1 goal, 6 assists) and was sent to Detroit for Shawn Matthias.
Bertuzzi / Luongo
Allen / Krajicek
Auld / pick=Shirokov
I want to see a Bjugstad/Petrovic deal, but if Matthias were the young center to come back this way as part of a deal, he'd essentially be the piece the Panthers wound up acquiring out of the Luongo deal.
According to some people the Canucks have been getting fleeced by the Panthers, but Booth is still a valuable asset while Samuelsson is no longer a Panther (UFA to Detroit - nor is Sturm a Panther).... Ballard is still a valuable asset (despite what some people may think), while Howden is the lone piece remaining in Florida as a result of that deal (Grabner was waived, Bernier was not qualified as an RFA and was allowed to walk as a UFA....)
Luongo, Booth, and Ballard remaining on the one hand, Matthias and Howden on the other.
Not exactly a fleecing imo.
Edited by oldnews, 02 July 2012 - 07:41 PM.