7 years? Reimer's 24 years old and has played 71 career NHL games. Gustavsson didn't work out, nor did Giguere.
Could it be that maybe it's the team, not not the goalies, that are the problem?
Everyone else has pretty much roasted you on this already, so I dont have to say much.
All im going to say is that the pure fact of the matter is that they haven't had playoff style goaltending since Belfour. Coincidence? I think not.
Are you friends with Cory and Roberto? Did they tell you that in confidence?
You honestly think that they wouldn't be distracted by being hounded by the media after every practice and every game? Roberto would not be happy, as the backup, and Cory would not be happy, as he'd have Roberto Luongo hanging out over his shoulder. Use common sense.
Are you friends with them? Did they tell you it would be a big burden? The only time this thing get's frustrating for them is when the media brings it up.
The simple fact about this entire thing is that it is complete media speculation, niether goaltender has said anything bad about one another, they both have handled it amazingly, been great teammates and are good friends. Even if Luongo doesn't get traded right away, boht goaltenders know he won't be here forever, a year at the absolute max, but I doubt that highly. It's not nearly the big deal you make it out to be.
And if the deal makes us "worse" (hard to believe, given the relative unimportance of the backup goaltender), it'll just make us even more worse the longer that we wait.
I guess you have never heard of a tandem, something that has made us and the Blue's such great teams last year.
Anytime you are making a trade you have to anaylze and ask yourself if the deal actually makes us better, you have to carefully assess every possible scenerio (something you never seem to do in your arguments BTW) you can't leave any stone left unturned. When you look at the return you have to ask if it will have a bigger impact to this team than Roberto can, if it does then do it. But if not or it is something that is a cap dump then don't. It's not a tough thing to figure out.
Yes, it is a fact. Roberto Luongo's contract expires in 2022.
Do you think he is gunna play another decade? Just another narrow headed argument.
You don't know anything about the CBA since I never see you post in there, and if you did you would have heard about the possibilites of perhaps teams will be punished for these contracts. We may have to take a share of the cap hit when we trade him which would make him alot more valuable, also/or else we might have to take on his cap hit for the remainder of the deal after he is retired.
Again King, your so narrowheaded you don't look at things from any other area, which is the big fault in your argument.
He "could", yes, but smart businesspeople need to analyze every possible outcome. If Luongo's contract with the Vancouver Canucks was negotiated in good faith, there's no reason to assume that he'll retire early.
Even if he did retire early, though, the commitment might be until, what, 2020, instead of 2022? Still a major commitment that you're not considering from the other side's perspective.
Other than the fact that he will be 43 when the deal is done, And he has already said his career doesn't have alot of time left. It's common sense.
I think it would be around 2017/2018 he would retire, maybe even 2016. Knowing Lu he probably will retire when he thinks he can't play at his highest level.
What is there to consider? they get good goaltending till he retires? They had Ed Belfour till he was 40. And he was still a good goalie for them.