Why would you EVER trade Luongo to the Islanders?
Luongo deserves to go wherever the hell he wants. If his #1 trade destination is Florida, you trade him to Florida. For all the crap he's had to deal with, you don't crap on him even more when you trade him.
That's a side issue. Of course Florida would be ideal for Luo, and in fact I have maintained since before last year's draft that the best option is Florida, but if that's not happening, why do people assume the NYI are such a black hole?
I don't assume to know what Luo would want - as it stands rumour #1 is to Toronto, and as far as I'm concerned, the Islanders have a brighter future than the Laffs, and Luongo could make a lot of sense for them.
Really though, my main point was that you "bud" response to theminister wasn't one that I was in agreement with.
Luo is worth something along the lines of Cizikas, and an A and B prospect and pick imo.
We'll see what he goes for, but if it's to Florida, I'd guess something like Matthias or Goc, Petrovic and Upshall.