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ESPN's Pierre LeBrun has released a second set of nuts-and-bolts information about the new collective bargaining agreement, and there's a strange twist to what he's calling the "Luongo Rule"--a.k.a. punitive penalties retroactively imposed upon teams that issued "lifetime" contracts to retain their own players, especially if said players are eventually traded:
This is another rule from the league aimed at hammering current back-diving deals (front-loaded, "cheat deals." However, this has changed from its original form when the NHL first proposed it in October.
In the original formula, if a player like Roberto Luongo was traded and retired before the end of his deal, the Canucks (the team who signed him to the contract) would assume his remaining $5.33-million cap early hit in retirement. The new rule in this tentative agreement is different. Now, for any contract in excess of six years, both teams involved in a trade on a contract l...
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Roberto Luongo figures to be on the move at some point, and the Maple Leafs could still be in play.
Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now, with Cory Schneider taking over as the Canucks’ No. 1 goaltender. The latest team to be linked to the three-time All-Star is the Leafs, who happened to fire general manager Brian Burke on Wednesday. But while Luongo has...
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo figures to be on the move at some point, and the Toronto Maple Leafs could still be in play.
Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now, with Cory Schneider taking over as the Canucks' No. 1 goaltender. The latest team to be linked to the three-time All-Star is the Leafs, who happened to fire general manager Brian Burke...
NHLTags: Enrico CicconeIlya BryzgalovJames DuthieRoberto LuongoVancouver CanucksEarlier this morning, former NHL player and TV analyst Enrico Ciccone reported via twitter that the Philadelphia Flyers were interested in Vancouver Canucks goaltender (until next week) Roberto Luongo.
Casual fans and Philadelphia media alike scoffed at the notion...
Reports are swirling that the Flyers may be kicking the tires on embattled Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reported via Twitter that the Flyers are players for Luongo tweeting “Paul Holmgren going in on […]
Brian Burke has never been one to want to bring Roberto Luongo into Toronto from Vancouver. Dave Nonis, from his time out west, would make such a deal...
While waiting for that to happen, it appears that Burke got booted upstairs for a Special Consultancy for the remainder of his contract and Nonis is now the new guy in charge of Randy Carlyle's team...
Let’s drop the puck, finally
The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement and the race to get home for training camp is already underway.
As the NHL and its players snap back to business as usual the major aspects of a new deal have already begun to surface, and many of those changes have specific implications for the Canucks.
I Feel Like Gary Cheevers (Stitch Marks on my Heart)
…And we’re back.
After staring into the abyss of a long cold winter with no hockey, we finally have something to live for again.
Canucks Hockey is here again, a mere eight months after the Los Angeles Kings lifted the Stanley Cup.
And now it gets interesting.
Rosters that were configured a lifetime ago now have under two weeks...
By Tomy Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Why was Brian Burke fired?
Plenty of reasons are out there, such as:
- He was reluctant to acquire Roberto Luongo in a trade with Vancouver, as Sportsnet has reported?
- The team has a large payroll, and have never been in the playoffs during Burke’s time as GM?
- The Phil Kessel trade haunts the Leafs and will continue to do so for years?...
CBC’s Elliott Freidman says the new CBA doesn’t hurt Roberto Luongo James Mirtle explains the NHL’s salary cap could hit $90-million CapGeek.com tells us Rostislav Olesz would have a $2.25M cap hit if buried in Rockford this year. They also … Continue reading →
The Lockout is over!
Saturday night after a marathon 16 hour bargaining session, the NHL and the NHLPA came to an agreement on a new 10 year collective bargaining agreement. I can’t imagine it was easy. I don’t like being around my own friends or family for 16 hours.
Can you imagine being around people you hate for that long?
Either way, the end of the lockout spells good news...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
Shocking in that there were no rumours it was going to happen, and the timing is downright bizarre, with the 113-day lockout having just ended and the season set to start Jan. 19. Why throw the entire organization into flux now?
But not shocking because of all the rumblings on the street.
The guess is here is Burke was fired for one of two...
Executive Vice President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment (MLSE), Tom Anselmi (right) welcomes the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dave Nonis (left) after Brian Burke was fired earlier today.
It is with no surprise that the Toronto Maple Leafs fired general manager, Brian Burke when you consider the fact that the team have missed the playoffs throughout...