Well which teams need goaltending? Philly needs one, they have a few goal scorers last time I checked, Tampa Bay needs a goalie and they have some scorers, San Jose could possibly use a goalie if they want to go deep into playoffs. Washington is still a team that could possibly, but Holtby has been playing better so that one is a gamble for them still. Even Buffalo may want to make a move. New Jersey maybe, with Broduer near the end of his career. There are teams out there!
Philly could use one but Bryz would needed to be moved first. Wont happen until summer, also would cory be that much of an upgrade that they'd have to buy out/give away there goalie and also give up this "top goal scorer" That's a lot of assets leaving for an upgrade. Also goaltending isn't really the probably in philly
Same could be said with SJ and BUF. Would Cory be that much of an upgrade that they'd have to deal away there goalie and also give up this "top goal scorer". Again a lot of assets leaving for only an upgrade
Tampa Bay does need a goalie but at the same time there is another goalie of ours that would fit in much better off there. The have two young goalies, one of those is their 1 round pick who they fill will take over the crease in a few years. again Luongo would be a better fit. Also its not like they'd be will to trade their "top goal scores"
That leaves us with New jersey. They definately could be looking for a goalie. only problem is they are a very low spending team without cash to burn. Broduer has one year left on him contract where he will earn 5 million. They wont be likely be willing to pay 9 million in cash to goalie next season
There is a team that has assets and could use a goalie. NYI seem like they'd be a good fit. Only problem is most of their assets they'd be willing to move are young prospect that wont have a huge impact on our club for a while. not the smartest move when we'd be keeping our older goalie.
Yes cory would catch a better return. But in this market any return for a goalie is undervalued and if we are going to trade away our best goalie and our future all-star goalie, then we better get a way better deal then undervaluing him.
Luongo will get dealt but it most likely won’t happen till draft day when teams can see the value of their pick. Right now a good majority of teams are all but knock out of the playoff race (TB, FLA, PHI, BUF, WSH, EDM, CBJ, and PHX). Their first round pick could land anywhere from 1-10. A 10th
overall pick can’t even be compared to a top 3 pick. Hence why they will want to wait, and it’s not like Luongo could propel any of those teams into playoffs this late in the season. Draft day Luongo will most likely end up in TB or FLA for a team’s higher end prospect that can help us in the future. This alone has more value than any option to consider trading our goalie of the future.