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[Discussion] Roberto Luongo Trade Thread 5.0

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After jumping out to an early 3-1 lead, Toronto gives up four unanswered...

I see everything is back to normal in TO. Off to quick starts only to completely collapse at the end.

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So he takes the morning skate with Fleischmann and Kovalev, but gets scratched before the pre-game skate. I don't know...

With Versteeg likely done for the year, perhaps they ought to tank in a shortened season.

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Crawford let in 1/6 shots in the 1st. Chicago outshooting Dallas 13-6 but losing 1-0.

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Well to be fair they lost their best player. That would take the air out of the dressing room on a fringe team.

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So Scrivens got pulled after 5, and now Reimer has let in 1 as well.

6-3 Islanders.

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I know it is never going to happen, Couturier is untouchable barring a solid overpayment as far as I am concerned. He was just amazing on this clutch 5 on 3 the Flyers had to kill (A must kill, up a goal with 5 to go)

But just think about he and Kassian playing together on a line... :mellow: ...... *Drools*

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Was hoping NYR would lit up the Flyers.. but aslong as WSH and FLA keep losing its all good B)

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I'm not a fan of trading Luongo to EDM, But I really like Paajarvi.

He is huge and skates incredibly fast (atleast for him size) Aswell has high offensive skill.

If he would ever play more physical, take the body more, and play more like a bull terrier he would be a hell of a player.

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So with the season 6 days old there must be a number of teams growing ever more desperate for a starter, and therefore wanting to put a realistic offer for Luongo. Right now I reckon that the teams with the most desperate need of Luongo are Phi, Wsh, Chi, Edm, Tor and lastly Fla. Let's see who has the nuts to pull the trigger.

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Whoa. Talk about misunderstanding ticker wires and TSN player page injury updates. Sportsnet had him being place on IR a couple of days ago, after the season had started, with an "undisclosed injury" and when I clicked on his player page it suggested he underwent hip surgery on the 19th of January.

My bad.

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Mathieu Perreault: “Trade me if I’m not a part of your plans”

Posted by Justin Bourne under Don't Do That, Notable Quotables on Jan 24, 2013

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Sometimes life as a hockey player can be frustrating (well, life in general can, but stay with me here). Whether it’s your team losing, you personally struggling, or your coach not giving you the opportunity to succeed, you occasionally find yourself a little bit pissy after the final buzzer. Washington Capitals’ centre Mathieu Perreault is currently feeling a bit of option C there, given his scant usage since Adam Oates took over as head coach.

The Caps have struggled so far, and Oates hasn’t gone soft on those who he feels are responsible, including giving top-6 forward Marcus Johanssan a mere 50 seconds of ice in the third last night.

Russian Machine Never Breaks had the story on Perreault’s frustration last night. Here’s what Perreault had to say:

“Whomever the coach is, every year it is the same story, and the GM doesn’t seem willing to change anything,” Perreault
as
. “Trade me if I am not part of your plans.”

“It’s hard on my morale,” Perreault continued. “I try to stay positive, but I do not want to endure it for

Perreault, who played for IFK Helsinki of the Finnish SM-liiga during the lockout, received more than 20 minutes of ice time per game overseas. ”I come back and it’s not like I’m even part of the team,” said Perreault. “I’m just asking for a little more ice time.”

“Two more years” refers to his contract (a little over a mil a year), which takes him through the end of the 2013-2014 season. Perreault is only 25, and doesn’t want to get buried before he gets started. However, noting that, I have to say….DON’T SAY crap LIKE THAT. Don’t say crap like that if you don’t want to put your coach in a tough position, to put more pressure on him, and to make him feel resentful of you. Perreault’s situation is salvageable, and comments like this will not be smiled upon by any coach, let alone a smart one like Oates.

In fact, Oates isn’t even mad at how his player performed. Perreault very easily could have – still can, I guess – worked his way up the lineup by simply practicing hard and playing well. It’s been two games. Give your coach a chance to make some assessments.

Here’s what Oates had to say, again from RMNB:

“I would say he’s played pretty good,” Oates
. “I think he’s a good player and I’m still learning him. The better he plays, the more he stands out, the more he’ll play.”

With the team playing from behind so much early on in the year, Oates explained that he has primarily focused on getting the top two scoring lines out on the ice.

Yyyyya. The Caps have been losing, sooo….get the third line out there? What’s he supposed to do?

Perreault saw 3:52 in game one against the Lightning, and 4:58 against the Jets in the next game, a moderate uptick.

I get where Perreault is coming from – he scored 16 goals last season (30 points total), is 25 years old, and feels like he’s ready to blossom into something more than just a bit player. But again: two goddamn games. Give it a sec before saying something you’ll regret to the media.

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Here is my list of top 3 probable and best partners in order

1. Washington - lost 3 in a row and blown out of all 3. They have a team that can contend for a shot and need a veteran, talented goalie. Moreover, there is pressure on their GM to win now, too many 1st/2nd round knockouts. They have depth at center and a TON of young talented prospects, this is a win win for both teams and I hope MG is pushing hard here....probably a good relationship given that n ex canuck is running that team, and didn't leave on bad terms. East/West trade where both sides are not hurt if the other improves

2. Toronto - Their goalies are showing they are not ready. And the leafs are simply going to ruin 2 more if they don't do something, crowd was chanting for Lou tonight. Loss of Lupul makes it harder now. But maybe its a must for T.O now? However, the Leafs will be in trouble if they have to come back to the table begging. If MG is smart, he will use the leafs as leverage for a better deal.

3. Philly - very similar arguments as Washington, but a little less depth in the prospect area and with the loss of Hartnell makes any trade harder. And Bryz is hard to move. Alot of moving parts here. but 12 ga in 3 games

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Here is my list of top 3 probable and best partners in order

1. Washington - lost 3 in a row and blown out of all 3. They have a team that can contend for a shot and need a veteran, talented goalie. Moreover, there is pressure on their GM to win now, too many 1st/2nd round knockouts. They have depth at center and a TON of young talented prospects, this is a win win for both teams and I hope MG is pushing hard here....probably a good relationship given ex canuck is running that team and didn't leave on bad terms. East/West trade both sides not hurt if other improves

2. Toronto - Their goalies are showing they are not ready. And the leafs are simply going to ruin 2 more if they don't do something, crowd was chanting for Lou tonight. Loss of Lupul makes it harder now. But maybe its a must? Although Leafs are now in trouble if they have to come back to the table begging. BC MG if he's smart, will use the leafs as leverage for a better deal.

3. Philly - very similar arguments as Washington, but a little less depth in the prospect area and with the loss of Hartnell makes any trade harder. And Bryz is hard to move. Alot of moving parts here. but 12 ga in 3 games

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Lol, Oates is done like dinner. If we could package Luongo for Perault + Johansson I'd be pleased.

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