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The NHL’s worst-kept secret for the last year or so has been the Vancouver Canucks’ attempt to trade goaltender Roberto Luongo. The club reportedly had talks over the summer about moving him, and those talks reportedly resurfaced again this week.
The suspense was at an all-time high Wednesday just minutes before the deadline. The goalie was pulled off the ice from practice just minutes before the deadline, and speculation ran wild. However, the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline came and went, and Luongo was not traded.
He has a pretty solid reason as to why he might still be a Canuck.
“My contract sucks,” Luongo told reporters following practice. ”That’s what the problem is. Unfortunately it’s a big factor in trading me and it’s probably why I’m still here.”
Luongo signed a 12-year deal worth $64 million prior to the 2010-11 season. He’s signed through 2021-22, and he comes with a $5.33 million cap hit for the duration of that deal.
“I’d scrap it if I could right now,” Luongo said.
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Luongo says My Contract Sucks!
In case you missed it today. Nucks goalie Roberto Luongo showed his frustration with his contract and his current status as a backup goaltender today after practice.
"My contract sucks -- that's what's the problem," Luongo said. "I'd scrap it if I could now. It's a tough situation for everybody, no doubt. We'...
Most of the time when you hear a player complaining about their contract, that player does not feel he is being fairly compensated. That is not the case with Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, but he still hates the deal he has with his team.
Believe it or not, Luongo wishes he did not make so much money and that his financial future was less secure. The 33-year-old watched...
After months of constant rumors and speculation, Roberto Luongo remains a member of the Vancouver Canucks after the trade deadline. The news that Luongo will remain with the club until at least the summer even inspired a rare "I haven't been traded" press conference from the goaltender shortly after the deadline passed.
Why wasn't Luongo traded? The answer likely...
NHL Trade Deadline has passed.
Bob McKenzie from TSN has confirmed that Roberto Luongo is still a Vancouver Canuck. Raffi Torres went to the Sharks. Gaborik went to the Blue Jackets.
Nothing else major to report. Dull day.
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Roberto Luongo was disappointed that he wasn't traded before the NHL's trade deadline, and he is blaming it on his contract.
Without a doubt it goes to Roberto Luongo.
Many thought Luongo was headed to Toronto just minutes before the 3:00pm deadline expired, but a deal could not be worked out.
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So the deadline has come and gone and everyone is a little ticked off with Mike Gillis for not moving Roberto Luongo.
Reports were that The Maple Leafs were to frontrunners and from what Nonis offered up in his press conference it doesnât sound like much was offered.
Martin Erat requested a trade out of Nashville and got it...
Jason Pominville was moved out of Buffalo to Minnesota to improve them...
Ben Bishop was moved from Ottawa to Tampa...
Marian Gaborik waived his no-trade to go from the Rangers to Columbus...
And those were the highlights of the day as it picked up steam after lunchtime... but the biggest event...
The Vancouver Canucks were unable to shed Roberto Luongo's hefty contract at the trade deadline, but they are expected to have the one player they did acquire on the ice when they try to avoid a third consecutive loss.
Veteran forward Derek Roy could make his debut with the Canucks on Thursday night as they look to prevent the visiting Edmonton Oilers from extending their season...
NHL Trade Deadline Day 2013 may possibly go down as the worst day in Mike Gillis tenure as General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks
Michael D. Gillis worst day on the job for the Canucks
NWSB Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall slams GM Mike Gillis, calling Wednesday's NHL Trade Deadline MG's worst day on the job yet. But it hasn't always been...
So, it appears that Miikka Kiprusoff won't be going to Toronto. Will the Leafs have enough to pry Roberto Luongo from the Canucks? What will be the most outrageous rumor to come out of Toronto today?
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The Maple Leafs will be deeply involved in the pursuit of a veteran goaltender before the 3PM NHL Trade Deadline. The question is whether the recent rumors of attempting to convince Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to come to Toronto are an expression of genuine interest or an elaborate ruse to pay a more reasonable price for Vancouverâs Roberto Luongo.
The focus of Leafs...
Following some of the names that have been moved these past few days, trade deadline day could shape up to be a day with a lot of little deals. However, names like Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberto Luongo, Mark Streit, and Jason Pominville could make the day interesting. Here is an update on the most notable names that have changed teams so far with the likely fantasy implications. Of course...