Again, another false accusation and an unwarranted attack on Luongo. You must really hate the man. With that said, it's hard to take anything you have to say seriously. There is no point in arguing with you because your too self-conceited.
Another user here has already crunched the numbers.
Twice he had contract trouble with Florida
" Set to become a free agent for the second consecutive off-season, he could not come to an agreement with the Panthers, having formally turned down a five-year, $30 million contract offer in January 2006.
It was also reported that among Luongo's demands were that backup goaltender Jamie McLennan
be re-signed, his long-time goaltending coach François Allaire
and that a public statement be released that he would not be traded until the no-trade clause of his contract took effect.
"Although the Islanders planned to have Luongo play in the NHL for the 1998–99 season
, an inconsistent performance at training camp led to Luongo's return to the QMJHL that season.
Due to having failed to come to terms on a contract before October 1, 1998, Luongo was not allowed to be called up to the Islanders from junior over the course of the subsequent season".
With us the Luongo contract negotiations went on much longer than they thought and put us in a bind and led to a 64 million dollar albatross because if Canucks didn;t meet HIS deadline he wasn't going to sign until the end of the 2009-2010 season and would have been a UFA a couple months after the season.
Luongo had originally set a deadline of Sept. 13 to complete the deal, after which time he did not want the mid-season distraction of negotiating a new contract. The 30-year old Canucks captain is entering the final year of a four-year, $27 million contract. He will make $7.5-million for the 2009-10 season, and now forgoes a chance to explore the free agency market next summer.
Edited by Get real canuck fans, 17 April 2012 - 09:29 AM.