Originally Posted by Rockstar
I've heard it's still Toronto and Florida. I heard that Toronto had the best deal, then Florida stepped it up and then Toronto was working on putting together an ever better deal. I hope Toronto drops it, I don't think Lu is worth it. I say let Florida have him.
Not that you asked me.
Nah it's cool, I just know Alim is a Canucks fans so figured I'd ask him about it. Yeah, I think Toronto should step away, keep their prospects and try and find a goalie elsewhere, if the price is too much for them.
Originally Posted by Alim
Toronto seems to have stepped away for the time being due to the asking price being too high. Burke is apparently interested in Bernier from LA because his price would be significantly lower than Lou's. Fair enough, but it boggles my mind seeing as how Luongo is a top 5 goalie yet they would rather go with the unproven player.
Florida on the other hand still has interest, but again, a deal has not been made because of the asking price. Gillis wants a top prospect + roster player and the Panthers don't want to give that up.
Chicago had some interest as well, but the Canucks would rather not fix their biggest rival's Achilles heel unless the return is significant.
At this point it seems as if Luongo may be playing for the Canucks in the 12-13 season which is fine by me seeing as how:
1. Having two great goalies is better than one
2. The duo carried our team to the Presidents' trophy last year so they have already proven they can work together
3. Having them both gives us a better chance to win the Cup and in the end that is the main goal
4. By next off season or even by the trade deadline, Luongo's value will only go up
Yeah, I would agree, keeping both of them is a good thing but could it possibly be a distraction, obviously it wasn't last year but it's got a different feel to it this year. With everyone expecting him to be dealt, even Luongo himself. Unless they get like a huge prospect or one of their better plays, no way should they trade him to Chicago for the reasons you stated, would be a very bad idea to give him to the Blackhawks.