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New York Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted today that the Islanders would be interested in swapping Rick DiPietro for Roberto Luongo. On the surface it looks like a swap of two albatross contracts, but both Islander fans and Canucks fans know there is a lot more to this potential deal than meets the eye.
Luongo was drafted 4th overall by then Islander GM Mike Milbury in 1997. He made his Islander debut in 1999 and played 24 games for the Isles during the 1999-2000 season.
In a surprise move at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Luongo was traded along with Olli Jokinen to Florida for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish. The deal was made because ‘Mad’ Mike Milbury fell in love with Rick DiPietro, a cocky freshman goaltender from Winthrop, Mass. playing for Boston University.
Milbury was so taken with this DiPietro character that he traded a surefire franchise goaltender in Luongo away and picked DiPietro first overall. It was the first time in NH...
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Roberto Luongo is a goalie. He gets paid a lot of money. The Canucks haven’t been able to trade him. Why? The answer to this question is far ranging, particularly if you don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of the NHL collective bargaining agreement.
Luongo’s situation is a complex one, but lucky for you, I’m here to answer all your questions.
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The Vancouver Canucks are still looking to deal one of their two goaltenders. They reportedly are open to dealing Schneider.
If the Vancouver Canucks cannot trade goaltender Roberto Luongo and his onerous contract, could Cory Schneider exit instead?Sure, according to a CBC report. Schneider could fetch a nice return after finishing 17-9-4 last season while playing ahead of Luongo for much of the season. He has two years left on a contract that carries a moderate $4 million annual cap hit.The contract isn’t...
There aren’t a ton of big-name goalie options on the NHL free-agent market this season, but one intriguing name could eventually get worked into the conversation.
That name, of course is Tim Thomas. The former Bruins goalie sat out the 2013 season with his Boston tenure coming to an unceremonious end when his rights were traded to the Islanders. Thomas is now technically a free...
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Name: Rasmus Ristolainen
Team: TPS Turku (SM-Liiga- Finland)
Height/Weight: 6'4 205 pounds
Stats: 3 goals, 12 assists, 15 points, 32PIM
Final I.S.S. ranking: 11
As draft day approaches, part five of this six part series...
According to Craig Custance, Manny Malhotra met with a group of teams on Friday in New York and is generating interest on the open market for his comeback. On his first day of free agency on July 1, 2010, Malhotra signed a three-year, $7.5 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks that included a no-trade clause. Near the end of the season, Malhotra [...]
According to The Fourth Period editor in chief David Pagnotta, Keith Ballard is likely done in Vancouver. VAN still looking to trade Keith Ballard. If they can’t, they’re expected to buy him out. So far, Ballard’s camp haven’t been told anything — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 29, 2013 Ballard tallied a pair of assists, a -2 rating and [...]
Darren Dreger woke up the hockey community on Saturday morning with news that the Canucks could in fact be putting goalie Cory Schneider into the trade market leading up to the draft. It’s getting interesting. 2 sources say Corey Schneider is in play. 1st and a prospect part of asking price. Suspect Oilers in on talks. — Darren Dreger [...]
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Name: Valentin Zykov
Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
Height/Weight: 6'0" 209 Pounds
Position: Right Wing
Stats: 40 goals, 35 assists, 75 points, 60 PIM
Final I.S.S. ranking: 19
The final part of my six part series takes a look a right...
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“I like my teams to play the right way, which is: If you’ve got room to make a play, make a play. If you’ve...
Remember these halcyon days Wild fans? This is of course a picture of the first 3 selections of the 2000 NHL Entry draft which was the first one the Wild ever participated in. So there you see the top 3 picks; 1st Overall Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders, 2nd Overall Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers, and of course the 3rd Overall pick Marian Gaborik to the Wild. I...
In a bit of a stunner the New Jersey Devils have acquired Martin Brodeur’s eventual replacement in goal by dealing the 9th overall selection in this year’s entry draft to Vancouver in exchange for Cory Schneider. It was a foregone conclusion that Vancouver would move one of Schneider or Roberto Luongo but up until the [...]
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By: Mike Joachim (@mike_joachim)
With the news that Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov would get bought out and rumors that Roberto Luongo is close to a similar fate, it’s a great time to look at whose available to replace these guys and what options are available for NHL teams looking to add a new goaltender. For now, we can’t include Luongo...