As for why Luongo wouldn't go to NYI - Charles Wang and Garth Snow are 2 solid reasons. Wang hires Neil Smith (former GM of Rangers) as GM and fires him for Garth Snow (a proven NHL executive ... ) . Another reason might be the decade of losing culture there. The NYI is the armpit of NHL teams, they are the laughing stock of NHL executives. How they handled Rick DiPietro is another example of the moronic management. So right now, they have Nabokov, Thomas, and DiPietro on their roster ... you're telling me that you want to go there if you were Luongo ... of course, you're right in that no one knows what Luongo will do but based on all the above, my bet is that he will not waive his NTC.
How about this, if Luongo waives his NTC to go there, I will arrange to give you a $10 StarBucks gift card. If we find out that it was an option and Luongo did not waive his NTC, you send me a $10 SB card.
From Globe and Mail article on the NYI management - http://sports.nation...eal-lingers-on/
“It means the owner is a moron,” an unnamed NHL executive told Scott Burnside at ESPN.
Via the PuckDaddy hockey blog’s Greg Wyshynski, here was the signature punchline to the day’s developments, courtesy of @NotBenE: “How long before Charles Wang sees that DiPietro is on waivers and tries to claim him?”
The Canucks also hired an unproven NHL executive - the guy who re-signed Luongo.
There's a hell of a lot of speculation that Luo would go to Toronto... with all due respect, they are every bit the losing culture that the Islanders are. We don't know what Luo would do. I hear your argument that Wang is a different kind of owner. There are definitely a few of those in the NHL.
But regardless, these arguments are irrelevent.
You're missing the point."you're telling me that you want to go there if you were Luongo"
The point is that I'm not Luongo and neither are you. We're not armchair Luongos in these threads - we're armchair GMs. These proposals regard what we would want to add to or subtract from the roster. I have no idea if Luongo gives a crap about Wang's reputation, or whether he wants desperately to play with Tavares, or hates nothing more than New York city, or loves the idea of riding the ferry to Staton Island with his family and walking to the top of the statue of Liberty.
I don't like Starbucks and am not be interested in spending $10 of your money there.
How about if there is verifiable information at one point which clarifies one way or the other whether Luongo would or would not go to the Islanders, then the 'mistaken' party takes a 24 hour timeout from CDC?
I'm going to guess (that's all these are) that if he were willing to go to Toronto, the delusional self-appointed center of the universe, with a bunch of shamed, paper bag wearing fans and the dumbest ass hockey media in the world (even dumber than Vancouver's), then he might pretty much be willing to go to almost anywhere.
Edited by oldnews, 30 March 2013 - 03:19 PM.