Couturier >>>>>>> Hodgson
Miller also doesn't have a huge contract that requires the team to take on significant penalties, and it hasn't been publicized that he would like to leave and that Buffalo has to move him.
If the Flyers weren't willing to include Couturier or Schenn in a deal for Shea Weber, what makes you think they would be willing to for Luongo.
Well first off Hodgson suffered injuries that limited his potential significantly. Couturier is better I will agree to that, is he going to become a vastly superior 1st or 2nd line center than Hodgson? I am not sure how you can claim that, both of these kids played on great teams and had amazing starts to the NHL, One is a play maker, one is physical, obviously Hodgson is going to develop a bit slower.
Luongo's contract is hardly a problem to Philly look what they gave Bryzgalov.
And how do you know Nashville offered Weber for Couturier?
You're making it sound impossible when in reality Gillis is in no shape or form not getting a young prospect back for Luongo. He'd rather trade Schneider for a bonafied 2nd liner than trade Luongo to where he wants to go for an UFA Stephen Weiss.
Trading Luongo for anything other than a young player that is a lock to become a 1st or 2nd line player will be a mistake.
"B-b-but his contract"
Yea w/e you say if a top goalie isn't tradeable because he isn't on a 5 year "normal" deal. Than I rather lose Cory and get a Corey Perry like player in a package.