Found June 28, 2013 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
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. Why doesn’t anybody want Luongo?   The lack of interest in acquiring Roberto Luongo has very little to do with his level of play. Luongo has been a great goalie in his career and is still probably in the top 15 goalies in the world. What teams don’t like is the length of his contract and his age. Luongo is 34 years old and is under contract until age 42. At this moment, his cap hit is reasonable at $5.3 million. He gets paid approximately $6.7 million each year until he is 38 years old, $3.3 million at age 39, $1.6 million at age 40 and $1 million at age 41 and 42. What did the new CBA do to trading Luongo? The new CBA ruined Roberto Luon...

Canucks open to trading Schneider?

The Vancouver Canucks are still looking to deal one of their two goaltenders. They reportedly are open to dealing Schneider.

An In-Depth Look At The Rick DiPietro for Roberto Luongo Trade That May Actually Happen

There was a problem connecting to Twitter. 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...

Vancouver Canucks could move Cory 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...

Manny Malhotra Looking For A Comeback Next Season by   Steven Ellis

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 [...]

Eklund: Canucks Turning to Moving Schneider or Just Leverage?

News is breaking this morning via Darren Dreger that the 'other" Canucks goalie is in play today and that the Oilers are suspected to have interest in Cory Schneider... Gillis really is ramping up the game here, but it is a bit hard to not see this as either A. a backup plan (as Darren speculates) B. A ploy to show teams he is serious about holding Luongo and may...

Keith Ballard’s Time In Vancouver Likely Finished by   Steven Ellis

  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 [...]

Canucks Putting Cory Schneider In Play? by   Steven Ellis

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 [...]

Vigneault's Strategy

It's been almost a week since Alain Vigneault has been named head coach of the New York Rangers and a lot of you have been wondering what kind of style we're going to see from the Blueshirts under his leadership. Here's what Vigneault has said so far... “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...

What Do You Think?

Two questions for you while we wait on trades, signings, etc.... What team will sign Vinny Lecavalier? Who will be the starting goalie for the Vancouver Canucks come October?

Canucks trade Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils

The Vancouver Canucks have traded one of their goaltenders. Roberto Luongo, right? Not quite. The Canucks have shipped Cory Schenider off to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Canucks then used their newly acquired pick for Bo Horvat. Wait, what just happened? It was long believed that Luongo would be the man leaving Canucks...

Canucks Goalie Controversy Over

The NHL Draft will have wide ranging implications that may take years to become clear.  It is usually the trades that make a more immediate impact.  There was a very interesting one today.  The Vancouver Canucks traded Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils for their first round pick in the draft.  Vancouver picked Bo Horvat, who was one of the most significant players with...

Devils Pull Off Surprise; Acquire Cory Schneider from Canucks

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 [...]

The Top 5 NHL Goalies Available Heading Into the Draft

Mike Smith- Getty Images 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...
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