It wouldn't be the end of the world if he didn't re-sign here. We have Cory Schneider and while he may not ever be as good as Luongo he certainly isn't a bad option. Luongo wants to win the cup and any team that gives him the best chance to do that will be the team that probably gets him. Vancouver isn't ruled out or anything. We have to go far in the playoffs this year and the next to show him that we can be a contender and if we do that then I see him signing here but if we fail to do that then I don't know if he'd stick around. If he can't wait for the Canucks and try to be the piece of the puzzle to help make this team a true contender then that's just the kind of guy he is. Like I said, it would be hard to lose him but it wouldn't be the end of the world and in the long run we'd be fine without him.
I'll attempt to make my post crystal clear for those of you who need the extra help.
He wants to win a cup.
He wants/wanted to play for Montreal.
Two separate desires. Get it?
I actually heard rumors (not sure from where, trying to locate where I got the info from) But Luongo stating that once his contract in Van is up,he wants to go back to Fla. The reason being is that his family still lives down here. He has a home,and really did enjoy playing here, so it might be a possibility.
One thing to be considered here is that the cap is reportedly going to be several million less when Luongo becomes a FA. So that might force Luongo to take a paycut. Its highly unlikely that a team that can afford to overpay Luongo on the free market is the type of team that Luongo's going to want to sign with, although there may be exceptions.
Hossa may have set a precedent. If Luongo finds the team that he thinks has a best shot at the cup, and they can only afford him on a 1 year contract at a slight paycut, he may very well take it.
Because he is currently better than you're two Goalies.
That can be said for about 27 of the league's 30 teams. Why Montreal is always the team talked about is beyond me. Probably a result of the idiots around here just randomly slagging the Habs for no good reason.
I respect the honesty. He didn't give the stereotypical hockey player answer. He didn't say he wouldn't sign with the Canucks...just didn't make out to be all flowers and rainbows either. Ryan Smyth did the same thing and I liked it.
Pronger did the exact opposite and that was my biggest issue with him. You want to leave? Fine. It's none of my business why. Just don't go hide in Mexico, tell the team through the media and then come back and play the victim....I seriously am over it. This just reminded me of that summer.
Originally Posted by ugotmybeef
luongo retires after his contract is up and enjoys a new career in fishing.
Or golfing. He should have enough practice by now.