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.
Media have been speculating what they have because it's completely obvious that that's what would happen. The only people who don't see the clear reasons why neither goalie would be happy with such an arrangement are biased Canuck fans like yourself who simply refuse to look at anything but the best case scenarios. What do you mean that they won't hold hands and skip merrily to the dressing room in tandem? They're such good friends!
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.
Great, so how's he going to be worth more on the open market in June of 2013 than what he will be today?
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.
Why is it a "narrow headed argument" (whatever that means) to suggest that Luongo's going to play for another decade? That's when his contract runs until, is it not? Besides Markus Naslund, who are the other NHL players that have walked away from active NHL contracts to retire without being forced to by injury?
And I don't know anything about the CBA, that's true, and neither do you, because a CBA doesn't exist.
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.
2017/18 or 2016 - were these the spaces that your dart landed on when trying to predict when Lou would retire? You are aware that if he retires in 2016, he'll be walking away from $20,428,000 of guaranteed money. You understand that, right? If 2017, $13,714,000. Even in 2018, he'd be walking away from $7,000,000. These hockey players earn a lot of money, but they also tend to have very high-consumption lifestyles. So they're not as rich as you might think. Don't count on early retirement; it is simply not in Luongo's interest.
And as for your point on Ed Belfour, the Leafs also had Sundin, Mogilny, McCabe, Kaberle, Tucker, Nolan, Nieuwendyk, Roberts, etc., etc. A little different than what they've got now.
Edited by King of the ES, 26 November 2012 - 04:42 AM.