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...