I dont really agree...as time goes by, the offer will decrease and teams will be less interested in Luongo.
This is the time where teams makes major shakeup, between draft and july 5th ish. After that when we get to August teams are usually completed and teams are planning training camp and the start of the season. Specially if it looks like the season will start late because of the CBA negociation, teams will be reluctant to trade for Luongo before everything is settle.
Also teams will know Canucks are more and more impatient to unload Luongo before the start of the season. Despite Gillis saying he's fine starting the season with 2 goalies, i'm sure he'd rather start with 1. Otherwise a controversy will start to grow.
Now is the time where teams will overpay IMO.
The trading deadline is just as good a time (or even better) to trade an asset like Lou. That's when teams like Florida and Tampa Bay will be battling Washington for the division lead (and the #3 seed) and Toronto will be battling (again) for their playoff lives and a goaltender like Roberto Luongo could easily be the catalyst to make that happen. That's when guys like Burke, Tallon and Yzerman will no longer be quite so "comfortable" with their current goaltending situation.
As far as I'm concerned, the prospect of keeping both goaltenders for the regular season (or most of it) next year, is not nearly as daunting as some pundits and posters seem to believe. I can see AV going forward with a true platoon system for much of the season, if that becomes the case. While it's true that neither goaltender would be truly happy with such an arrangement, it would give the team the opportunity to go with the hot hand all season and both goalies would have the opportunity to earn their starts.
I can't help thinking back to the stretch run last season when the two were basically alternated for every game. Both goaltenders were outstanding, posting back-to-back shutouts, a combined GAA of 1.7 and a record of 8-1, without
their leading goal scorer.
If more of that is the best we can do, I can live with it.
Edited by RUPERTKBD, 25 June 2012 - 08:18 AM.
Orland Kurtenbach and Dennis Kearns had just been torched 8-1 by the Habs, but they still took time to come out to meet us, some fellow BC boys who were playing hockey in Montreal. THAT"S what being a Canuck is!