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#61 Tangelos

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:15 AM

All that crap is just semantics.

Gillis, of course, has been on record numerous times of saying "we will not ask players to waive their NTCs". OK. Instead, you'll just make it crystal clear who you want as your starting goalie, and who's going to be riding the pine, instead.

This is not Luongo's fault, not at all. Schneider should've been moved not long after Luongo signed the monster extension in '09. That way, we'd be left with a proven, reliable goalie for the next decade, and we'd have gotten something of real value back for Schneider. Make no mistake - this is GILLIS' fault.



So we're just supposed to settle with the lesser goalie because of commitment? It's a business, and if you're not performing up to your contract, you're likely to get traded or bought out just like Drury and Yashin. If Gillis hadn't signed Schneider, then he wouldn't be doing his job which is to make the team better.

Now you say it's Gillis' fault, but Gillis never asked for Luongo to wave his no trade clause. MG was perfectly prepared to rock both goaltenders. Unfortunately for Luongo, he seems to have this selfish need to be number one instead of sharing the net with Schneider. I guess being number 1 is more important than winning for Luongo, and for that reason I don't think he has the right character for a Stanley cup contender.

But regardless, Luongo should have seen this coming when he decided to sign a 12 YEAR CONTRACT when he knew we had Schneider up and coming. No way in hell did MG want Luongo for 12 years, but Luongo wouldn't settle for anything less. The sedins wanted 12 years initially back in 2009, but after negotiations they settled for 5. Unlike the Sedins, it's Luongo's way or no way.

So at the end of the day, Luongo dug his own grave. Sorry pal.

Edited by 6OH!4, 12 July 2012 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:40 AM

Draft: C+
Gaunce seems like a steal.

Free Agency: C-
Lost Salo, gained Garrison. Haven't signed any capable forwards and re-signed Raymond :sadno: . Lost in the Shultz sweep-stakes and looks as though we never took a shot at either Parise or Suter. Mueller signed to the Panthers for a reasonable contract, while we could have used him with Kesler's absence. If we sign Doan I'll raise to grade to a B-. We also haven't gotten younger or more physical. And oh yah, we still have that Luongo character. I easily would have traded him for Schenn and than trade him for JVR.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but for those of you who think we may be getting Doan, you might be wrong.

"The city of Glendale has disqualified a ballot measure aimed at blocking a proposed sales tax increase. Glendale disqualified the measure Wednesday, arguing ballot and petition language was misleading to voters. In addition, the city said there were other technical problems with the ballot measure and its campaign committee. Keeping the sales tax measure off the November ballot could be a boost to the city’s 20-year deal with prospective Phoenix Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison"

TL/DR version: Phoenix seems like its most likely staying.... :sadno:
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

B

Unlike some people here, I realize one single team is not going to acquire every top UFA available.
Nor are they going to steal the no. 1 pick, with the 26th overall pick.

The off-season is far from over.
Some people need to get their heads checked.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

If we can manage to sign Doan and get a good return for Luongo, this suddenly turns into an epic offseason.

We will have signed two of the best value players available, while adding grit and hopefully getting younger and bigger.

It's way too early to grade the offseason, considering there's still like 2 and a half months left of it.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

If we can manage to sign Doan and get a good return for Luongo, this suddenly turns into an epic offseason.

We will have signed two of the best value players available, while adding grit and hopefully getting younger and bigger.

It's way too early to grade the offseason, considering there's still like 2 and a half months left of it.



Grading the offseason: 12 days into Free Agency... :picard:




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