Luongo's Mystery Suitor?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:36 AM
This quote is from a few days ago. It rings a few alarm bells with me. Calgary are in a tricky posistion with goaltending. We have built everything around having a top goalie since Kipper was on the scene and as he gets older, there will be some concern with no obvious successor. We have a very strange situation with backup goalies with Irving, on current form, inadequate for the role. Kipper has had two bad games but if that turns into 6 or 8 bad games there has to be a contingency. Feaster has to be looking at a goalie and he won't watch us drift too far from the playoff picture without making changes. Calgary are not afraid to throw big dollars at a player long term to secure him even if there are risks involved. And as some people have speculated elsewhere, Karlsson's apparently minor move could be making way for a bigger one.
I am certainly not convinced that we are the Luongo's mystery suitor, but there is enough there to concern me. Please guys, reassure me. Make me see sense...
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:40 AM
Also, I don't see Gillis trading Luongo within the same division, unless Edmonton went overboard with young talent for a trade, and I don't see them doing that either...
There is not going to be a trade that brings Lou to Calgary...
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18 AM
The real problem is that there is no reason for US to want to do that unless they are tossing additional talent our way.
For us Lou has minimal trade value, taking him is doing Van a favour, not us, so for that reason I don't think it will happen. Sure we would do a Lou Kesler and a 3rd for Kipper, J-bo and a 2nd trade but there is no way Vancouver does it.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:15 AM
A wild guess from way out in left field.
“We have a potential deal in place with one team that has to do something with another player that they have — and it’s not who anybody thinks it is — and so we have to wait,” Mike Gillis
Luongo to NYI who originally drafted him.
Isles buy out DiPietro under the amnesty before he's injured again.
The other player they have could be Nino Niederreiter who wants out of Long Island.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:07 PM
Tampa makes a lot of sense. It's close enough to Miami where i believe his wife is from so she'll be happy.
Tampa makes sense, have a couple young players to trade without changing their team and Lou could get them deep in playoffs.
Not sure what the pieces going the other way will be though. Cap wise, Lecavalier for Luongo straight up looks fair.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:23 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
Calgary makes some sense for Calgary. But it doesn't make any sense for Luongo's NTC.
Honestly I think calgary makes some sense if kipper were to get moved first and get the right value. Flames goaltending future us very iffy outside Kipper but of course I agree the likelihood of an inter division trade is very small. The one team I'd throw out there too is Washington yes they have holtby but he is pretty unproven and they may feel their window is closing.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:13 PM
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