Yeah. I thought at the time of the Bertuzzi-Luongo deal that it was a good deal for the Canucks if they can sign Luongo long-term, or not a good deal if Luongo was out after a year. Well, I guess this makes it a good deal.
Is it a good contract?
We'll see... but if you're going to overpay somebody, it might as well be a guy like Luongo. Unless his play falls off dramatically, it's not going to hurt the Canucks.
Life in the Northwest Division continues to get nastier.
Comparing Luongo to Neidermayer is like comparing apples to oranges. Look at the teams they played on! Luongo has obviously never had much help in front of him in Florida, whereas Neidermayer was part of a dynasty that won multiple cups in New Jersey. It's rediculous.
Last season was arguably the best team Luongo had in front of him in Florida, and look how well they played down the stretch. They went from being way out of playoff contention to coming up just short. And who was a key component in getting that mediocre team there? I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Jamie McLennan.
Two different positions, two different teams, two totally different players.
The nucks have doled out a lot of money banking on it.Luongo's a fine goaltender no doubt.It's going to be interesting to see if he can be the difference maker that Vancouver seems to have needed for a few years now.
They've got some more holes to shore up though.I wonder how and who'll they fill it with?
Um, ok. People had cows around here over what Khabibulin got and he was coming off a Cup win and years as an elite player, people have cows about Brad Richards' contract despite his multiple accomplishments, but Luongo gets a free pass around here for some strange reason, and he always has. I hope for the 'nucks sake this guy lives up to his billing, because I like them and they're about the only west coast team I'll stay up late to watch. VERY bold and assertive GMing by Nonis, makes me interested to see what he does next. Obviously a little risk doesn't phase him at all!
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I must say......congrats to all the canucks fans. I really think this move will help your team immensely. i was really hoping the kings would've gotten luongo Some might speculate that 6.8 is way too much...... and it might be if it turns into a turco situation. IMO though, if there's one young goalie that deserves that kind of money, it's luongo.