We would be lucky to get him, i dont like loungo but he is a special talent, you can't deny that.
I honestly don't see the legs in this rumour.
Oh god, I hate Luongo so much. We would be lucky to have a goalie at his current talent level, yes, but he really isn't all that good. He lacks so much confidence at times and it really shows in his play.
No thanks to a 33 year old luongo coming to toronto.
I thought older goalies like Belfour and Joseph did alright for you guys, for the most part.
As for Luongo not being able to operate behind Toronto's porous defense.... the Canucks allow more shots per game than Toronto does. Sounds weird, but it's true. Also, look at how much rubber he had to face in Florida, and he seemed to do alright there. In fact, it seems like he performs worse in low shot games.
As much as I hate the Canucks, I'd take Luongo off their hands if the price was fair, if not low because of the contract.
He's been great on very bad Florida teams before getting to Vancouver. He's been great there as well but obviously has been terrible in the playoffs.
He's an older goaltender and his contract, like it or not, is a pretty big burden to take over. I wouldn't give up much more than a expendable contract (Army, Lombardi, etc) and a mid-level prospect like Holzer or McKegg.
But nice try.Vancouver has asked for Kadri,Schenn,Frattin and 2 first rounders if To. finishes low enough.Burke has asked if he can give more as he wants to make sure he completely destroys Toronto,much like Hitler did for Germany.The propaganda machine has already started trying to massage the gullibile Leaf fans brains.Unless Burke is fired soon,Bell and Rogers will hold the bag.
The neat thing is that Roberto Luongo was selected with the fourth-overall pick that originally belonged to Toronto in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Luongo was drafted in Pittsburgh, as that was where that year's draft was being held. The upcoming draft is in Pittsburgh.
If he somehow ends up in Toronto, the circle would be complete. You'd just be getting him 15 years later, and with a hefty contract.
If the Canucks fail this post season, I think Luongo is as good as gone in Vancouver. Also, the situation with Schneider pretty much dictates that one of them has to go before the puck drops in October.
I doubt that Schneider will sign a new deal as a backup.
Since the Leafs are in a Goaltending situation, acquiring Luongo may not be a bad move. Contract sucks but it will solidify the Goaltending in Toronto most definitely and give Reimer the space needed.
It would also mean we will be losing Scrivens. I would imagine he'd be going the other way in addition to other assets.