Vancouver Canucks: Why Roberto Luongo for Jose Theodore Makes Sense

September 28th, 2012 by Riley Kufta Leave a reply »
Throughout the summer, I've been covering the trade talks surrounding Roberto Luongo and how they may play out. 

Based on the developments thus far, it appears that there has been interest in Luongo from a handful of teams. With the issue unresolved, we can assume that the offers that have been made (if any) have not shown a return to Mike Gillis' liking. 

The recent words of Gillis are quite clear, stating: 

"We're one of the wealthiest teams in the league, so we don't have fire sales. Our ownership has been completely supportive in everything we've done. They're going to be completely supportive in this matter."

“We've had solid proposals. They're solid, but they're not what we're trying to accomplish. We're going to go as far as we can to try to get what we can accomplish out of this.”

I admire Gillis' determination, but I do not agree with his evaluation. Where he sees a fire sale as negative, I see it as strategy. 

So let's take a look at the facts. 

1.  Luongo has a problematic contract, which brings a $5.33 million cap hit for the next 10 years. He's ...

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