Luongo is not a goalie for "now" - he's a goalie until 2022. This is what you and seemingly everyone else continue to forget.
Oh, how can we forget, for you continue to remind us at every opportunity.
Luongo is a goalie until 2018. After that time, he will likely retire, or otherwise be moved out of the organization to which the Canucks move him. And there is ample opportunity for this to occur, which is something you chose to disregard, rather than "forget". And once Luongo is gone, he becomes someone else's problem. This is another thing you choose to disregard.
And if this is such a significant problem, then Burke would not put forward *any* trade offer in the first place. How would Burke trading even a bucket of used pucks for Luongo do anything to ease this problem of the length of term which you view as being such a deal stopper?
ANSWER: it wouldn't.
If your concern on this issue is apparently not shared by Burke, then it would not have an impact on Luongo's value to the Leafs and the offer which they will likely have to pay for his services. However, I am aware that it is a very good bargaining chip and Burke would be a fool to not try and use it.
He wasn't diagnosed with his medical issue yesterday. This is something he's had since 2008. Again, TB is clearly not seeing it as a significant risk.
Yup, but it is something which will have to be considered as his career goes forward.
You honestly think Luongo's value will raise playing second-fiddle to Schneider?
And you continually espouse the view which suggests that if Luongo is not traded within minutes of the new CBA being signed, then somehow he will become a less sought after player.
The latest trade rumour I saw was Kadri, Bozak, Komarov and Holzer. So, if Gillis doesn't jump on that right away, do you suggest that the Leafs will remove Holzer from the deal? And if Gillis hasn't agreed to deal by the middle of January, then Burke will pull Komarov off the table, and so on until the trade deadline, when Gillis will have to add a 1st in order to get even a bucket of used pucks for Luongo, because of all the negative value he will have accrued?
Another factor which you choose to disregard is that there will be changes to various teams once the new CBA is signed. This could open a number of opportunities for Gillis, and yes it could also close some. The only way it reduces Luongo's value is if *every* team looking for a goalie decides to look elsewhere, which I view as being unlikely. However, you seem to believe that many other teams will be content with goalies who are older than Luongo or drastically younger and less experienced. So be it.
I think you're wrong about Burke. Why is he under pressure to upgrade his goaltenders?
There's these things called the playoffs. If you've been a Canucks fan for the last while you may have forgotten that not every team makes them. Burke is under pressure to produce a winner, whether that team includes Luongo or not. This puts him under pressure.
I'm sorry if this news has come as a bit of a shock to you.
James Reimer was phenomenal in 2011. That was only a year ago. They could very logically give him a year or two to see if he can perform.
Yup, they sure could. I suspect Burke would follow his development from the comfort of his home rather than the team box on game nights.
And the more that these CBA talks continue, the more convinced I'm becoming that other teams will be scared off by Luongo's contract. Daly's "the hill we're dieing on" comment tonight, as it relates to limiting contracts to 5 years, should serve as a pretty strong signal. Does not bode well for Luongo's return.
So? Daly's comments are about new contracts, no? Last I checked, Luongo's contract was signed a couple of years ago.
Unless there's something in the new CBA which punishes anyone other than the original team (and/or the player) then there's no problem. There has as yet (to my knowledge) not been anything which says "the Leafs will be screwed by the new CBA if they dare sign Luongo".
Following the Canucks since before Don Cherry played here.