Edit: Luongo's cap hit of $5.3 million a year is due to the fact that it is for 12 years. When considering cap hits, one also needs to keep in mind the duration of the said contract. It is common practice for players to agree to discounts when given long term contracts, as they give players more security. For the team however, long term contracts can backfire, and potentially cripple a franchise - Alexei Yashin and the Islanders. When Luongo's contract expires, he would be 42, and most likely have spent the last few years of his contract as a backup - the way he has been playing, it might be sooner than what most expect. Therefore, when considering Luongo's contract for its entire duration, one cannot help but to come to a conclusion that Luongo is, in fact, overpaid.
And, I do agree that at times Luongo has shown world class skill. However, my concern is his consistency, or lack of. Luongo's inconsistency, demonstrated throughout this season and last year's playoffs, is unacceptable for a goalie of his repertoire.
And also, there is no need for obscenities. I have merely stated my opinion, and have provided supporting claims. It seems that any critic of Luongo on this forum is a persona non grata, and is subjected to much vindictive assault. Such attacks, a common fallacy called ad hominem, shows that most whom support Luongo lack any substance to properly support a counterclaim.
Edited by Mark Loch, 17 March 2010 - 10:26 PM.