How can they both be true when you've discredited one previously? You've said before that his contract isn't a factor when it's been brought up. Not pathetic King...just true. You've contradicted yourself so many times and all so that you can continue down the road of vilifying Gillis. It always comes back around to that. It's fine though if you're saying they are both true then you are essentially saying you were wrong before which is fine. While Luongo holds cards because of how his contract was laid out it essentially doesn't mean much. I disagree with you about his cap hit but it may be a factor to some teams.
Seriously, this "contradicting" crap has got to stop. I have not been contradicting myself at all. SHOW ME WHERE I SAID THAT LUONGO'S CONTRACT IS A NON-FACTOR IN THIS DEAL
, if I've been contradicting myself this whole time. And I expect to receive an apology when you don't find anything.
For the last time, the contract is
a factor, and that includes all
elements of it; the length, the cap hit, the NTC.
Personally my opinion is that his cap hit isn't a problem but his contract is. That being said not a lot of teams can just take on 5.33 mil into their cap so they will have to also send cap back. Gillis; although you've disagreed before, doesn't have to just take scraps for Luongo and he also doesn't have to trade him away as quickly as possible. It's already been stated by Gilman that the team has no problem going into the season with both tenders. Do you think they'd make that claim without checking with the guy who signs the cheques?
There's so much wrong with this. How can the cap hit not be a problem, but the contract is? One is non-existent
without the other.
And sure, I agree that Gillis doesn't "have to" trade him immediately, but I don't personally see any benefit of holding on to him, do you? Where do you think his value's going to go, being on our bench? And how do you think that'll play in our locker room, having a guy who's asked out hanging around and anchoring this team with unnecessary drama at every corner?
And finally, it's very funny how Darren Dreger, a man with no connection to this roster whatsoever, and with nothing to gain whatsoever in speaking positively or negatively about this organization, has his credibility questioned, but Laurence Gilman, the AGM with a real interest in how this transaction plays out, is somehow deemed as gospel when his words are spoken. Seriously, explain that one to me.
Of course Gilman's going to say that, and of course Aquilini's not going to care, because this organization prints money and we're in a cap environment. If we're a few million over the cap on a cash basis, because of Luongo's front-loaded deal, it'd likely be little more than an annoyance from Francesco's perspective; however
, I imagine that he's not endeared with the way that Gillis has handled this, if that's how it plays out (Roberto being on the bench).