Why luongo should be traded

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What would you trade for Roberto Luongo? In fact, it sounds like the Panthers general manager is secretly hoping Luongo retires and parts ways with the team mutually, freeing the Panthers from any obligation. Need proof? But to the surprise of many, they have been involved in both sides on multiple occasions. Per James Mirtle: Keeping salary in trades: Teams can have up to three contracts at one time that they are retaining the salary of. He was traded to the Los Angeles Kings during the season where he would continue to regress. January 8, , AM via manbearpiglpu Following up on some speculation from the week, it seems like the hockey world is bracing for a deal that would send Roberto Luongo to the perpetually embattled Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending rotation, regardless of what Randy Carlyle told the media today. And should Luongo retire before his contract expires, the Canucks, not the Panthers, will be the ones hit hardest by recapture penalties, all according to CapGeek. Instead, he was packing his bags and taking his talents to South Beach.

His points still puts him as the highest point total in team history, with the closest current player still points behind Jonathan Huberdeau. The Panthers found a way to bring him back to Florida. And should Luongo retire before his contract expires, the Canucks, not the Panthers, will be the ones hit hardest by recapture penalties, all according to CapGeek.

He led the team to a playoff birth and they made it to the second round. Goaltending that one could argue has been as good, or even better, than anything Luongo could have offered the team over the same span. There was also, of course, the goaltending controversy between him and Cory Schneider, the goaltending controversy between him and Eddie Lack and, who can forget, the two-year-long trade-watch saga that resulted from the two.

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Luongo returned but was injured again when Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown collided with him while scoring a goal. So, yeah, we're both pros, both been in the league a long time. Upon returning to the NHL, Jokinen showed he was a player to fear. Few teams requiring a goaltender also have a centreman to offer.

Why luongo should be traded

Olli Jokinen arrived in Long Island just a year prior to the trade. A three-time All-Star, the year-old Luongo spent five seasons earlier in his career with the Panthers. And with rumors constantly linking top free agents Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky to trade Columbus for the sunny shores of South Beach, why hang on to the aging netminder? The Panthers received a goaltender that no one expected. They came close in after a late-season push, but barely missed out and feel further out of the picture this past season as well. Is Toronto the ideal landing spot? Vancouver started a new regime by hiring new head coach Willie Desjardins and general manager Jim Benning — taking over for the fired Mike Gillis. Upon returning to the NHL, Jokinen showed he was a player to fear. The only way Florida competes from here on out is by management taking a different direction. He won games in that span, proving he was a key piece to this deal. Everyone knew that the Panthers and Luongo were struggling with contract negotiation. It'll be fun.

Best Trade The Panthers are no strangers to trades. But somehow that trade was not the best in team history.

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The only way Florida competes from here on out is by management taking a different direction.

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