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x-bob 06-29-2006 10:56 AM

Luongo Signs with Canucks
 
I didn't see this anywhere.

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/207329.html

6.8M per year for 4 years.
Press Conference at 2pm to announce the deal.

Jaysfanatic* 06-29-2006 10:57 AM

Now people can stop questioning Nonis. Atta boy Dave, way to put your stamp on the team. Vancouver Canucks hockey will prosper and take the NW division if they shore up their defense.

Jimmi Jenkins 06-29-2006 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilsfanatic
Now people can stop questioning Nonis. Atta boy Dave, way to put your stamp on the team. Vancouver Canucks hockey will prosper and take the NW division if they shore up their defense.

All he has to do now is flip Naslund somewhere and they're set.

waffledave 06-29-2006 11:06 AM

That's alot of money for someone who has yet to play a single NHL playoff game.

I'm sure it'll work out, but I would laugh so hard if he ends up sucking. I don't think ANY goalie should be making more than Brodeur.

trbr86 06-29-2006 11:08 AM

Home run by Nonis. :bow:

I could not be more enthusiastic about the future of the Canucks. $7m is a pretty price to pay, but I am sure that he will prove he is worth every cent of it.

Welcome to Vancouver, Roberto! :hyper:

Starsdude 06-29-2006 11:08 AM

Risky , Think Turco

Stephen 06-29-2006 11:10 AM

Now all the Canucks need to do is rebuild their top two defense pairs and their top six forward group and they're set.

espo* 06-29-2006 11:10 AM

6.8 per...........that's a lot of cash to tie up each year.Anyone here think he'll be worth it?

Stuy 06-29-2006 11:11 AM

Turco, think Habby.

Hawks fans were happy last year not so much this year.

Hedberg 06-29-2006 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyclops
6.8 per...........that's a lot of cash to tie up each year.Anyone here think he'll be worth it?

I do.

Stuy 06-29-2006 11:13 AM

Nieds has won cups. What's Luongo won that he deserves 6.8 mill?

I'm happy for the Nucks but 6.8 mill for him is to much?

Jaysfanatic* 06-29-2006 11:13 AM

I also agree about Marty, but he took a hometown discount and he's a special player in that regard.

Rotang 06-29-2006 11:13 AM

Great to see all this negativity!

It's a calculated risk, nothing is guaranteed in life.

Great signing by Nonis, can't wait for the season to start!

Safir* 06-29-2006 11:13 AM

Its also on TSN HP now http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=170025&hubname=nhl.

A very costly move for the Canucks and I hope for them that it pays off.

Rotang 06-29-2006 11:13 AM

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OMA 06-29-2006 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burke's Evil Spirit
It's not, really, though. This is basically the same contract Scott Niedermayer signed last summer...and as elite a defenseman as he is, goaltender is just a more important position.

True, but Scott Niedermayer had a much more proven track record and pedigree than Luongo has.

That being said, good on Nonis. He put his stamp on the Canucks and now we'll see if Luongo lives up to his billing. The Canucks have needed a franchise goalie forever, now they have one.

On that note, if i'm correct, that's 13 million now between Naslund and Luongo, no? Seems like a lot for two players, especially when the Canucks defence needs some shoring up on the second pair. Do Canucks fans think that Naslund is gonna be shipped out now?

ceber 06-29-2006 11:14 AM

I wonder how this compares to the last minute deal Luongo tried to accept with FLA but it was too late. Be interesting to learn if he's making a lot more than he would've been but for a couple minutes of hesitation. ;)

Mythology 06-29-2006 11:14 AM

What happened to the only signing for one year stuff? 27.2 million reasons why that changed in a hurry.

It's always about the money.

Fido22 06-29-2006 11:15 AM

Congrats to the Nucks! He will make that team a strong cup contender again, right away. This is a true turning point for that franchise. Congrats Vancouver!

Chalupa Batman 06-29-2006 11:15 AM

Luongo's worth it, no question about it.

RandV 06-29-2006 11:16 AM

That's a huge cap hit, but we don't have much choice if we want to guarantee to keep him past this year. He'd easily get that as a UFA. Well, at least it was being reported that he'd be signing for $7mil, thanks for saving us $200K against the cap Roberto :bow:

Alberta Yote 06-29-2006 11:17 AM

It is now up to Luongo to earn the money.

Nonis made the deal knowing he had to pony up the big cash and do a long term deal and he did it. The Nucks decided their plan was to build from the net out after it being their question mark for years and they went out and did it. Good move.

bastone 06-29-2006 11:18 AM

Great move by the Canucks!he will also be the starter in Vancouver for the next olympics games in front of his home team fans!Good for him he deserves every single penny

Blades 0f Steel 06-29-2006 11:18 AM

Almost 7 mil for someone that's never been in the playoffs is just plain crazy.

Especially considering how many low paid back-ups have done phenomenally well in the post season the past few years.

Lessy 06-29-2006 11:18 AM

I think it's a fair deal for both sides. In order to get a superstar young goalie you have to pay... there's no question about it. If Luongo would have become a UFA I'm sure he would have commanded closer to the $8 Million max. That said, Vancouver has a lot of other holes they need to address.


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