Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 11/18/14

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 lies in the fact he still has nine years left on his bloated 12-year, $64 million contract - a contract that Luongo personally describes as one that "sucks." In a press conference after the deadline passed, Luongo told reporters that, "My contract sucks." He went on to state that he would "scrap it down" if he could.  How strange is it to see a player hold a conference discussing the fact he wasn't traded. Bizarre. Luongo might not like his large contract because it has prevented him from finding a new team, but don't think for a second that he minds being paid $64 million across 12 years. Would you mind receiving that large of a check? Probably not.  Several teams were reportedly interested in Luongo's services, including the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was believed that Toronto was the closest in reaching a deal for the goaltender but ultimately the two sides were too far apart. Realistically, the only offers Vancouver received probably involved very little compensation, if anything at all. A team that would agree to take on Luongo's contract and sizable cap hit ($5,333,333 a year) probably believes that eating the contract alone should be enough in a trade. We're assuming Vancouver wants to receive something for their goaltender beyond just dumping his contract. Stay tuned. This is a topic that will be discussed at length as the season winds down. Eventually, Luongo will find a new home and we should finally see a resolution to this played out storyline over the summer.  Luongo has made the best of an awkward situation to date and he'll have to keep that bright attitude as he continues to back Cory Schneider for the remainder of the 2013 season.  [follow]

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Did Rex Grossman turn down Browns offer?

Wes Welker admits to feeling effects of repeated concussions

Report: Jim Harbaugh's decision down to Michigan or Raiders

Jay Cutler to start again due to Jimmy Clausen concussion

Aldon Smith was reportedly drinking with Ray McDonald

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17 with injury

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dwyane Wade hopes Heat fans give LeBron a warm reception

Adam Silver: No NBA team is tanking

Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

Jay Cutler is not the answer for the Titans

Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

Alleged love child of Jerry Buss wants piece of family fortune

WATCH: BYU, Memphis fight after Miami Beach Bowl

FSU sends recruit 75 reasons to play for Seminoles

Dale Earnhardt Jr., girlfriend wear great Christmas sweaters

Brandon Marshall: Raiola mocked my mental illness

Don't mess with Seahawks punter Jon Ryan

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

Darren Sproles' wife Michel fires back at Eagles critics

Steve Smith expects 'couch quarterback' criticism

WATCH: Tennessee walk-on gets scholarship as bowl gift

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

Yankees pay for education of slain officer's children

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Wes Welker, wife confused over his concussions

BYU, Memphis fight after bowl game

FSU sends recruit an eccentric pitch

Brandon Marshall unloads on Raiola

Did Aldon Smith violate probation?

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17

Appreciating Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab TD celebrations

D-Wade: Heat fans should cheer LeBron

Niners OT asked Te'o about fake girlfriend

Sproles' wife fires back at Eagles critics

Game of the week: Lions vs. Packers

'Manny' is the must-watch film about Manny Pacquiao

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.