Interesting What Could Have Been.....

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Interesting What Could Have Been.....

Post by randymeeks » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:22 pm

http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/darren_dreger/?id=262431


When Nonis traded for Luongo, he wasn't sure if Luongo would a long-term contract in Vancouver. Plan B was to trade Luongo back to Tampa Bay for Vincent Lecavalier and he asked Tampa g.m. Jay Feaster to throw in defenceman Paul Ranger on top of it.

I find it interesting that Darren Dreger says getting Lecavalier could have been a once in a lifetime chance. As far as I'm concerned, trading for Luongo was our once in a lifetime chance. When your franchise goes 36 years without having a franchise goaltender and you are able to get him in a trade, why would you want to trade him back out, even if it means getting a franchise centre in return?

Thankfully Luongo chose to sign with us and this never happened. In my 31 years of existence, I can say that Luongo is the best player we have ever had in my lifetime.
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Re: Interesting What Could Have Been.....

Post by Cannie » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:57 pm

Many a general manager has said, it is the trades they DON'T make that define their success or failure.

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Re: Interesting What Could Have Been.....

Post by Mozy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:29 am

I'd take Luongo over Lecavalier any day. It's defense that wins Championships. Unless Lecavalier has a GAA under 2. I don't want him.
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Re: Interesting What Could Have Been.....

Post by dr.dork » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 am

randymeeks wrote:I find it interesting that Darren Dreger says getting Lecavalier could have been a once in a lifetime chance. As far as I'm concerned, trading for Luongo was our once in a lifetime chance. When your franchise goes 36 years without having a franchise goaltender and you are able to get him in a trade, why would you want to trade him back out, even if it means getting a franchise centre in return?
I think both Lecavalier and Luongo are once in a lifetime chances. If Luongo didn't want to sign with Vancouver, trading him to Tampa for Lecavalier would have made sense. Obviously plan A was to sign him, plan B was trade for Lecavalier. Bertuzzi, Auld and Allen for Lecavalier is still a nobrainer.

Nonis, although not perfect, made one of (if not) the best trades ever. Nonis got him now it is up to Gillis to sign him again.

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Re: Interesting What Could Have Been.....

Post by ClamRussel » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:14 pm

Agreed, only IF he wouldn't have signed that extension. That said, flipping Bertuzzi for Lecavalier still would have been pretty sweet.
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