Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 10:58 AM
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I was curious and looked up what Luongo was originally traded for when he went to Vancouver. I think his value is probably a little higher but not much IMO:
Vancouver Canucks traded Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld to the Florida Panthers for Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a 6th round selection in 2006.
So it works out to a top 6 forward with some issues, top 4 d-man with injury concerns and backup goalie for Lu, a d-man prospect and useless pick thrown in. I'm not sure I would want to give up too much more than that considering his age & contract (regardless of cap hit, he's getting paid about $7M per season for the next several yrs).
I'm pretty sure he was unsigned at the time though.. about to be UFA.. or close to it. Prolly hurt his value a tad.
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