The Luongo Story: What really is going on.
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03-29-2013, 06:46 PM
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Sounds like Gillis having to accept what most have said all along, the market for goalies is so soft that Luongo has pretty much zero value. Couple with Canucks having to get that contract off the books for next season one way or another and there isn't any hockey trade to be made.
This isn't an indictment of Luongo as a hockey player. He is a good goalie and should have at least four more good years in him. It's just a reflection of how ugly that contract is with a shrinking cap and changed rules for cap hits in case of retirement.
I don't think it's Luongo having zero value, it's that Gillis wants to make a hockey trade and teams aren't willing to do that, they're willing to take that contract off their hands but Vancouver has to take something back too with a draft pick or two and not a hockey deal.
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