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***Updated*** Emotional Roberto Luongo, "My Contract Sucks" - Continues To Wait For Trade


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#91 stexx

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

maybe if luongo played in the NFL.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

Sadly, the best return we could probably get for Luongo is cap space. And at this point I'd be happy with just that.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

You guys forget that we were down 0-3 before Schneider came in?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

Man I love the guy.

Having just watched the video he is a 24 carat class act and I don't see why he should renegotiate his contract. Gillis was happy to sign it and if they want to make it manageable in a trade then the owners should bear part of his cap in a trade. If they don't like it then they should sack Gillis.

Gillis is stubborn though and said he would never do that. ................But he also said he didn't believe in rentals.

Lu has his family and future to consider and I hope he stands by the contract.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

To me this management group and coaching staff have to be held accountable for how Lui's situation has been handled from day 1.

Whether you believe that Cory is the guy or Lui is the guy, the fact is that when they pulled Lui in the LA series and went with Cory, it was the poker equivalent of showing every other GM in the league their hand and significantly weakened their position.

There was absolutely no reason that they couldn't have gone back to Lui in at least one of the last two games of that series as it should have been plainly obvious to everyone at the time that the Canucks weren't going anywhere in those playoffs regardless of who was in net.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

I know this is not plausible but, what if the canucks bought him out with the amnesty this year and then re-signed him as a UFA to a 3 yr deal at 1.5m per year or something?

Can they do that and then trade him?

Lu might agree to this as he still makes his buyout money AND he gets a very liquid contract that makes him easily movable.


Pretty sure the same team can't re-sign him.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Bettman and Fehr both work together to screw over the Canucks this time. #conspiracy
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

I know this is not plausible but, what if the canucks bought him out with the amnesty this year and then re-signed him as a UFA to a 3 yr deal at 1.5m per year or something?

Can they do that and then trade him?

Lu might agree to this as he still makes his buyout money AND he gets a very liquid contract that makes him easily movable.


You can't re-sign a player you buy out.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

Anybody see his twitter yesterday about the Blue Jays needing a catcher for R.A. Dickey......I like this guy more and more.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

So if he was never approached about going to TO in the summer then this is 100% MG's F up. It was reported that TO had a good offer for him in the summer.

Thinking MG needs to go, but oh right we can get more for him next summer when we have to trade him or be forced to buy him out.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

You guys forget that we were down 0-3 before Schneider came in?


Wow, for a guy trying to point out something that was forgotten...to get it wrong is just funny.

How can you be down 0-3 before Schneider goes in, but have Schneider go 1-2 in the series?

It was 0-2, genius.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

I know this is not plausible but, what if the canucks bought him out with the amnesty this year and then re-signed him as a UFA to a 3 yr deal at 1.5m per year or something?

Can they do that and then trade him?

Lu might agree to this as he still makes his buyout money AND he gets a very liquid contract that makes him easily movable.


No, you cannot buy-out a player and then re-sign. We could buy-out Luongo and then trade for him (I think) once another team signs him, although there would be no reason to do that anyway...
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

Man...if the relationship can be repaired, maybe we should just move Cory after the Post Season...

I like Lu and it's pretty clear goaltending isnt the issue with the Canucks

Cory gets lit up, Lu gets lit up, it happens to the best
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

they either trade him or scrap his contract they cant do both
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

If they could I'm sure they would have done that. In the canucks video Luongo himself says the contract sucks and if he could re-do it he would. We can't buy him out because that would just be a waste. I'm sure we can get something.

I don't exactly know what Gillis is/was/has been asking for but maybe if talks don't go well in the summer he may have to lower his asking price and just get something out of it. tbh, it may come down to Canucks taking on a bad contract to get rid of a bad contract....bad position to be in atm and I'm sure (me included) a lot of us fans don't realise how hard it really is.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Absolute class act. This is why the true fans will continue to support Luongo, through thick and thin.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Pretty disappointed in Gillis. Over a year to deal Luongo and still nothing has been done
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

You guys forget that we were down 0-3 before Schneider came in?

Oh... no that's unfortunate. You have it very wrong.

PS. Luongo was stellar in both games he played.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

???? I love Luongo but wth why all the bleeding hearts for him?


1. If he was truly desperate to get out of town he could have waived his NTC which would have helped Gillis a lot.
2. He is being paid a sick sick amount of money to practice and stay in shape... not too shabby at all.
3. He needs to suck it up, realize he is not bigger than the team... if it doesn't improve the Canucks why would Gillis trade him, instead of saying his contract sucks he should start playing like he deserves that contract at all - then it would be moot.


1. Won't make any difference whether ntc is waived or not
2. That's not the problem nor the point
3. Stop putting words in mouth. And his contract does kinda suck...but that's not on him.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

without the goalie standing on his head in game 1 2 and 5, there WON'T be game 6 and 7 ffs.

This is logic. The goalie should be the last person to take the blame when the team can manage to get to game 7 with 8 freaking goalies.


come playoff time goalies have been known to steal complete series showing up in each and every game ya he won 1 2 and 5 standing on his head but people need to realize he also lost 3 4 and 7 with his first period play when a goalie doesn't make a save to start the game the team in front loses confidence
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

What are the rules on a buyout? If we bought him out, and re-signed him immediately to a new contract would that work? He gets all the money he was due, and the Canucks get a more trade-friendly contract to work with.

It probably isn't allowed but it would make Gillis' job so much easier this Summer
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

Unfortuantely, I think we have been hit harder by the new CBA than anyone else. Luongo's contact was obviously signed on both parties part with the intention that if Lou retired his cap hit would not affect the team. Now whether that's backdiving or not MG never would have signed a contract for that long if he knew was playing by different rules. If it was considered backdiving than it shouldn't have been allowed. Even with the length the arguement can be made that MG approached it that if he retires well that's fine because the cap comes off the books but if he's still able to play than we're glad to have him until 2090. Kovalchuck may be hard to trade but he's still going to be very valuable for years and he doens't play a postion where only one player per game can play.

The league screwed us and I don't think any of the GM's are that broken up by it. Unfortunately we may have to just eat this one and take the cap savings.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

Man...if the relationship can be repaired, maybe we should just move Cory after the Post Season...

I like Lu and it's pretty clear goaltending isnt the issue with the Canucks

Cory gets lit up, Lu gets lit up, it happens to the best


makes the most sense to trade Cory, should have done it a while ago but MG seems set on trading Luongo.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

Thanks Gillis for holding onto falling stocks. So bloody arogant
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

come playoff time goalies have been known to steal complete series showing up in each and every game ya he won 1 2 and 5 standing on his head but people need to realize he also lost 3 4 and 7 with his first period play when a goalie doesn't make a save to start the game the team in front loses confidence


the team scored 1 freaking goals in each of his shutout games against Boston, so ffs don't use "if Luongo didn't let in those goals, the team would have score." bull.

I am not saying he didn't have his faults, but he's the last person to take the blame because litreally the whole team failed to do their jobs for 7 games. Yet you guys are isolating Luongo, the goalie who took the team to game 7, as the sole problem of that series.. it's disgusting.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

i am curious do we know when luongo actually became tradeable and im not talking about the coach picking schneider over him in the la series

well did some digging myself quickly all i found was this twitter quote from april 26th

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#SNPlayoffs #Canucks Luongo asks for trade. Van didn't even need to ask him to waive NTC. He tells them himself in exit meeting he wants out

not sure if he actually did this still curious about when gillis actually made an attempt to trade luongo or when he started telling teams he was available

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

Oh... no that's unfortunate. You have it very wrong.

PS. Luongo was stellar in both games he played.

Stellar? No wonder you think he's God. You've already declared him first star every game before the anthem is over.

In all fairness Lou's numbers were not good during that series but he played well. Stellar, no, but good to very good yes? He was not overly good in game two iirc.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Rumour from TSN was that Canucks offered Luongo for Scrivens and picks.

You guys can't tell me you'd be happy with that..
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

I think it's horrible for MG to come out after Lu and say they had been talking about deals with him from multiple teams. There is no reason for Lu to lie and say he had not been approached to wave for anyone, and to say it's a blow to his ego. It's not matching. FFS he said he would scrap his whole contract if he could just play. MG thinks he just needs time to to cool down... pshhh.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

Rumour from TSN was that Canucks offered Luongo for Scrivens and picks.

You guys can't tell me you'd be happy with that..


I actually would of depending on the picks. If we got a 1st back I would.
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