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[Discussion] Should MG contact Phoenix about Luongo?


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#1 Zoolander

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

First off, I think Luongo to Phoenix could do wonders for the franchise. Lu is an established franchise goalie, which could help sell tickets in the abysmal Arizona market.

Secondly, Luongo would give Phoenix a legitimate chance to win now, and become a playoff contender....something I'm sure Shane Doan would be very happy about.

Although Mike Smith played Lights out last year in the playoffs (for the most part) he has struggled out of the gate thus far and has some of the worst statistics in the league. Again, it's still early, and time will tell how he does. If he struggles however, I believe Gillis should really try and establish Phoenix as a trading partner for Lu, who I bet would waive his NTC to go and play in a non-pressure market where he still has a chance to contend for a cup. It's also a bit closer to his home in Florida, and similar climate too which might sway him to accept a deal to the Desert

For Vancouver, Phoenix has a lot of pieces that could be very beneficial for us, and either we could either gain a veteran (who we've had here before) who knows the system (Labarbera) or one of either Mike Smith (skilled backup) or more likely Chad Johnson....not Ocho-Cinco

Maybe this is the mystery team Gillis was talking about in his interview?

Here's a rough idea of what I'd hope a trade with PHX would look like:

To VAN-
C-RW-H.Sammuellson (future PWF, Edmonton Oil Kings)
C-Martin Hanzel (25 yrs old, 3rd line #'s)
1st rd pick 2013

To PHX-
G-Roberto Luongo
LW/RW-Mason Raymond (adds speed to PHX top 9
2nd rd pick 2013

Luongo---->Sammuellson, 1st rd pick 2013
Raymond,2nd---->Hanzel

I'd like to hear your thoughts on whether you think Phoenix needs Luongo, whether or not he would be a good fit in the Desert because I ceraintly think he would be, and what pieces you'd want out of Phoenix

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

Does Mike Smith evaporate?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

Not a chance. Why would Phoenix, of all places, trade future pieces for a high priced goaltender when they already have one? They are in no position to contend.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

The owner cant even afford to keep the team there, how is he going to afford paying Luongo.
Mike Smith is all they need.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Does Mike Smith evaporate?

Yes Mike Smith has an expiration date! Feb 15 2013 is tatooed on his forehead
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

[DISCUSSION] Should we just go ahead and start referring to them as the Seattle Coyotes?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

^ Quebec Coyotes

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

I doubt Luongo waives his no trade to go to Phoenix of all place and potentially into another eventual goalie controversy with Smith. No reason for Phoenix or Luongo to make this move.

The owner cant even afford to keep the team there, how is he going to afford paying Luongo.
Mike Smith is all they need.

Owner? What owner?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

If they move to seattle I suggest they change the logo to a pomeranian in a purse.




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