I for one don't think Vancouver will get much for Luongo. Unless by much you mean an undesirable contract coming back their way.
While it conceivable the Canucks take a contract back, it certainly doesn't mean it's undesirable. Lecavalier would be horrible and it won't happen, but a guy like Malone for example would be just fine. Except I think we'd still get more than that.
It may hurt many fans to hear this, but he is top 3 since the lockout in the NHL. Lots of guys with 1-2 good years, but nobody has excelled for the same duration. Imagine when Quick gets $6M+ this summer: OMG, WORST DEAL EVER!
Luongo's contract specs are very problematic (too much money for too long for a guy who's still not shown to be the answer for goaltending that a contender would want) but it's also the intangibles that make him an unattractive. His on ice demeanor can be rattled, his play swings from lights-out-money-goalie to couldn't-stop-a-beach-ball, the very public show of no confidence of being replaced by Schnieder not only in the playoffs but during the regular season as well and his now public request to be traded. In short, he's damaged goods tied to a $$$ long term contract. Not the easiest thing to pawn off on someone else.
It's certainly possible Gillis finds a dance partner but if you're expecting an elite player to be coming your way I think you're in for a let down. Any GM worth his salt would know that Gillis is in a bind and should use that to their advantage.
What did guys like Nabokov and Turco (and to a lesser extent Vokoun) command? Both Nabby and Turco had years of service as true #1's and as far as I can remember one couldn't get a sniff and went to Russia before begging to come back and the other has taken menial back up jobs. And they didn't have a $$$ long term contract ball and chain around their ankle.
As for Quick and his upcoming raise, Luongo is the exact player I point to and caution people about before handing Quick a 10 year, 7M per year deal.
This is boring, you go from "not getting much for Luongo" to expecting "an elite player". This sounds like what you'd expect at HF, with people either thinking he is awesome or awful. Then a bunch of meaningless typing than smells a little of a mindless media type desperate to say something that might get some attention. Your drivel may convince a Luongo hater or the typical gas huffing Flames fan, but NHL GM's don't make decision on stupid little tidbits like "being pulled after two losses".
The writing has been on the wall all year, we have 2 great starting goalies and something was going to give this summer. That isn't a bind for Gillis, he will have more than one suitor. A bind is when you are stuck with an awful deal like Scott Gomez and can't trade him. Oh wait, he actually did get traded for a decent young dman.
BTW, Bryz wasn't traded because nobody would give up anything for him for several months. There really isn't a single comparison between the 2 other than being NHL goalies.