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07:23 AM ET 05.31 | No strangers to goaltenders with long and expensive contracts, the Islanders may be willing to add another. It's believed NYI would, under right circumstances, have interest in VAN G Roberto Luongo, tho 1st order of biz is to gauge cost on Nabokov. Nabokov is UFA. As for circumstances on Luongo, almost goes without saying it would mean VAN taking Rick DiPietro for compliance buyout. DiPietro's buyout is steep, $1.5M per year for next 16 years, not to be confused with Luongo's buyout #s: a shade over $1.5M x 18 years. No question in my mind Luongo is a good "hockey" fit for NYI but whether Isles or Canucks could ever finesse a workable deal is the issue. BTW, NYI are not "tolling" contract of G Tim Thomas.

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May 31, 2013  08:12 AM ET

No brainer for NYI. Luongo for RDP is a classic "bad contract" for "bad contract" trade. Only question is, what will NYI have to give up in return.

May 31, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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No brainer for NYI. Luongo for RDP is a classic "bad contract" for "bad contract" trade. Only question is, what will NYI have to give up in return.

oh my....didn't they (more properly, Milbury?) draft this guy a hundred years ago?

May 31, 2013  09:02 AM ET

They've learned nothing from the DiPietro saga

May 31, 2013  09:03 AM ET

If they can swap RDP for Luongo's contract, I'm all for it. That's the only way this would make sense.

May 31, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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They've learned nothing from the DiPietro saga

Actually, they are turning an AHL player into an NHL player if they make this happen.

I guess the 6 and 5 year cap friendly contracts they have for Moulson, Tavares and Grabner really show they've learned nothing.

May 31, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Luongo's reply tweet to Big Dawg Mackenzie was priceless. Paraphrased "I will go to NYI only if Mike comes with me". And he attached a draft day photo of him and Milbury

May 31, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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I guess the 6 and 5 year cap friendly contracts they have for Moulson, Tavares and Grabner really show they've learned nothing.

Sarcasm, I presume

May 31, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Luongo is a Knaidel

May 31, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Sarcasm, I presume

It's a lovely Friday yet I'm filled with piss and vinegar.

May 31, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Luongo's reply tweet to Big Dawg Mackenzie was priceless. Paraphrased "I will go to NYI only if Mike comes with me". And he attached a draft day photo of him and Milbury

Milbury almost buried this team and it's taken this long for them to recover, I only would like him back here if just to get him off the tv

May 31, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Actually, they are turning an AHL player into an NHL player if they make this happen. I guess the 6 and 5 year cap friendly contracts they have for Moulson, Tavares and Grabner really show they've learned nothing.

Not as far as goalies are concerned

May 31, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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They've learned nothing from the DiPietro saga

DiPietro's contract must be about to expire.

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May 31, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Luongo is a Knaidel

Harry has been sitting around expanding his mind watching spelling bees.....

Better than Survivor I suppose.

May 31, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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How the hell does that make any sense from Vancouver's standpoint?

If it makes no sense I am 100% behind the move. Make it so #1!!!

May 31, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Harry has been sitting around expanding his mind watching spelling bees.....Better than Survivor I suppose.

Dumplings sound like a good idea...

May 31, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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How the hell does that make any sense from Vancouver's standpoint?

Check the source Danny.

May 31, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Milbury almost buried this team and it's taken this long for them to recover, I only would like him back here if just to get him off the tv

Just like every sitcom needs the dumb but funny character it appears hockey panels also need a dumb character. This would be Milbury's role except he's not funny, he's just dumb.

 
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