IMO, you're still way out to lunch on your Luongo valuation. I can't imagine Florida paying this kind of price.
To Florida: Luongo, 2013 1st, Gaunce, Edler.
To Vancouver: a bucket of used tape, a half a roll of un-used tape, and a coupon for a new roll of tape... and Jovanovski.
Fair enough. I agree with your reasoning behind Upshall but I am less concerned with the Nucks getting an impact player back for this year if we do trade Lou. I am increasingly of the belief that would be unlikely to transpire in an abbreviated season and we shouldn't settle forless than a shot in the arm for our farm system if we can't get it for the roster.
If the Canucks can get a player who can contribute this year as well as two high end prospects who are almost, if not already, NHL ready then I think they should jump at that.
I don't think that MG could get Florida 1st on top of that, it would be an either/or situation for one of the prospects, so a smaller upgrade, if needed, would be looked at. That is, getting Goc or Matthias instead of Upshall in the deal without changing anything else.
I believe we're pretty close on where we are. My proposal was a tweak on the one previously provided.
I've been thinking for a while now that Gillis could make the Luongo deal one for the future.
Looking at the teams which were the likely dance partners with the Canucks, they tend to be of the lower end variety. If they did trade away the type of impact roster player for which Gillis claimed he was looking to get back in this deal, it would likely leave a big hole in their top-6 (assuming they even had a guy who might be useful to the Canucks). Perhaps the best chance of making this a deal for now is if the new CBA allows a new team to enter the bidding.
If the Canucks were to trade with Florida I'd be quite happy to get a return of Petrovic, 2013/2014 1st (Tallon's choice), one of Bjugstad/Shore/Howden (probably in that order of preference), and perhaps Matthias (or Ellerby).
Edited by Gollumpus, 12 December 2012 - 11:43 PM.
Following the Canucks since before Don Cherry played here.