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


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#241 Salmonberries

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Gillis has dropped another notch in my respect for him as a GM today.

This whole debacle should have been avoided from the start. An absolute mess. I am a Lu fan, and I'm also a Schneider fan. I'm also a fan who won't throw Luongo under the bus for the teams complete playoff meltdowns.

The way he has been treated, for everything he has done for the organization in the last 7 years, is absolutely appalling. I'm sorry, but when you have a goalie of his caliber, signed to a lifelong contract, you don't shove him in the corner for the backup.

This would NEVER happen with Brodeur. Or with any organization that just signed an all-star player to a career long contract with the intent of PLAYING. Last I checked we signed Lu to be our franchise goaltender.

I'm disgusted.


Starter or backup, Bobby's still banking a cool $64 MILLION DOLLARS either way.

Only Mike Gillis could have ,made this possible for him, no one else.

He should be eternally grateful to Gillis for signing him to that monster!
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:10 PM

Bobby must be sat until he is sufficiently unhappy to wave that no-trade.

When he gets sick enough of being a backup he will relent and wave it, and not before.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:14 PM

Bobby must be sat until he is sufficiently unhappy to wave that no-trade.

When he gets sick enough of being a backup he will relent and wave it, and not before.


Wow, that's just.. Wow.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:14 PM

Completely delusional. Schneider has never cost the Canucks a cup, Luongo has. Don't play "the team didn't play well"card either, see the games in Boston, then throw that argument in the garbage.


I get sick of people blaming only Luongo. Game 1 and Game 5 say hi.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:18 PM

I  love lu  and hope that he will pull a Tim  Thomas  on us this post season.  Not that I want  Cory to  suck or  get hurt but I want lu  to somehow out play   Cory and steal the starting job back like Tim Thomas did.

And to all those morons for blaming mg, without that monster contract lu has probably left our team three years ago as an ufa. Sorry boys but there would be no cup run without him and we were a few healthy bodies from winning the damn cup as I am very certain that we would have won if Manny didn't suffer that eye injury, Kesler played less defensive tough minutes and didn't get hurt vs. the sharks, and Hamhuis somehow didn't get hurt in the Boston series.

We banked on lu and it was the right decision back then. As mg said in the press conference, unfortunately the new cba changed the whole thing and it has come back to haunt us. To be honest I still put more blame on av on the way he treated lu.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:20 PM

Good lord, well said.

Look how many crappy games and moments Brodeur has had, yet he's been there his entire career and never questioned as the starter.


You mean Martin Brodeur with a Calder, three Stanley cups, four Vezinas, two Olympic golds...You obviously are a young fan and haven't seen much of him other than these last couple years.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

You mean Martin Brodeur with a Calder, three Stanley cups, four Vezinas, two Olympic golds...You obviously are a young fan and haven't seen much of him other than these last couple years.


Lol.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

game 1, 1-0 shutout, Luongo 1st star, stops all 36 shots
game 2, 3-2 OT win with Luongo stopping 28 of 30. 2nd star
game 5, 1-0 win again, 1st star again stopping all 31 shots

if you think he DIDN'T steal any games then just...yeah. ..dunno where to even begin lol


And one could also say that Thomas stole four games... Boston played like crap in the three losses and not one of them showed up.This is a circle that can just go round and round and round. We lost, get over it. Who cares if people are blaming your hero.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:34 PM

This times a million. How many franchise goalies have been treated this way. did Bill ranford, grant Fuhr, patrick Roy, Marty brodeur, Ron Hextall and so on get fracked by GM's/coaches like this?


Patrick Roy had issues in Montreal, and that was before his infamous final game as a Hab.

Like a true champion, however, he went on his way and won a Cup with Colorado that same season.

Roy dictated to the team exactly what he wanted to have happen.

I believe Roberto was trying to be a team guy and go with the flow, but if he really wanted out, he should have sat down with Gillis and Aquilini and told them how things were going to go with his career.

Lou has been a rollercoaster here in Vancouver. He has had many great years, and many playoff meltdowns. I have been as skeptical as any fan could be, but I agree that the Canucks have not been professional or accomodating with finding Lou a new team.

They are more interested in treating him like a commodity than a human being, and any GM worth his salts should know when it is time to cut a guy loose to have another chance.

Brian Burke did this for Bryzgalov in Anaheim, even though the Ducks didn't benefit.

Luongo has been a quality goalie in the NHL for a decade, it's time that the Canucks step up and do what's right.
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What are you talking about? The Flames are one of the teams that gets good value contracts


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

And one could also say that Thomas stole four games... Boston played like crap in the three losses and not one of them showed up.This is a circle that can just go round and round and round. We lost, get over it. Who cares if people are blaming your hero.


Is there anyone here who actually said Thomas didn't steal the games for Boston in the final? No.

We are talking about the treatment the team and fans gave to a goalie who dragged the team to scf game 7. It has nothing to do with other teams goalie, their mom, or pets.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

Completely delusional. Schneider has never cost the Canucks a cup, Luongo has. Don't play "the team didn't play well"card either, see the games in Boston, then throw that argument in the garbage.


Are you serious? Yeah, okay, he had some bad games in Boston, but he had 2 shutouts in the finals.. Game 7 was not his fault, can't win without scoring.. can you ? All I saw in the finals was our best players disappearing.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

You mean Martin Brodeur with a Calder, three Stanley cups, four Vezinas, two Olympic golds...You obviously are a young fan and haven't seen much of him other than these last couple years.


Brodeur was ok in this prime, but he doesn't hold a candle to Patrick Roy.

I could pull out some stats to back me up....but instead I will do this.

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3 Conn Smythes Baby! Not even Gretz has three of those bad boys. Ol' Marty doesn't even have one....
Oh, and Roy has most of those other trophies/awards that Marty won too...

*Interesting Fact* In addition to his 4 Stanley Cups, Roy also has won the AHL's Calder Cup. A true winner at all levels.
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What are you talking about? The Flames are one of the teams that gets good value contracts


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

Is there anyone here who actually said Thomas didn't steal the games for Boston in the final? No.

We are talking about the treatment the team and fans gave to a goalie who dragged the team to scf game 7. It has nothing to do with other teams goalie, their mom, or pets.


So you want a red carpet rolled out every game so Lui can come on to the ice in style? And maybe play a commemorative video of his two shutouts in the finals to celebrate? What exactly do you expect?? Schneider is playing better and is the goalie going forward... Tried to trade Lui at the deadline but no takers. Why is that the team or fans fault?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

Talking about yourself?

Luongo did not cost this team a cup. 2 shutouts in the finals, when we won 3 games? Sure, he didn't play all that well in Boston, but who did in the final? 4-0? Still have to score at least 1 friggin' goal to win a game. How exactly does Lu lose us the cup when we didn't even score once in game 7?

You're a terrible fan.


Most of the people blaming Luo for the finals are. I don't get how you expect your goalie to get you THREE shutouts in the finals. Plus in Game 7, our offense didn't do anything either way, so..
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

Brodeur was ok in this prime, but he doesn't hold a candle to Patrick Roy.

I could pull out some stats to back me up....but instead I will do this.

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3 Conn Smythes Baby! Not even Gretz has three of those bad boys. Ol' Marty doesn't even have one....
Oh, and Roy has most of those other trophies/awards that Marty won too...

*Interesting Fact* In addition to his 4 Stanley Cups, Roy also has won the AHL's Calder Cup. A true winner at all levels.


I am with you there on Roy, greatest ever! Took two Canadiens teams to cup winners that had no business being there, some of the greatest goaltending ever.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

If Lu really wants to leave then waive the NTC not just to 2 or 3 teams but to any team in the off season.

He was never approached to waive it.. Not to any team. He said he would like to go to Florida. Never said it's the only destination he'd accept a trade to.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Luo gets paid and is a gazillionaire.He can live with the disappointment of being paid half a million dollars per month.

It's not his fault for signing the contract. He's a elite goalie and deserves the salary cap. It's the management and coaching 's fault that he had to feel sorry for his contract.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Ok tell me this. Lu has 9 years left and he's 34 years old. They trade Cory in the off season and Eddie Lack becomes the backup. What happens if Lu's performance trails off in few years when he's older (say 3Years) and is being outplayed by Lack. So what happens in this scenario? Deja Vu? fans calling for Lu to be traded? He's 37-8 years old and has 6 years left on contact. Does Lu have to go through this same bs? Fans calling for him to be moved and than when the time comes wishes he stays because he's so humble now.

I would trade Lu and keep Cory. If Lack happens to outplay Cory than Cory based on salary and age would be easier to move. If you care so much about Lu why would you want him to go through this roller coaster again.


Because it would help us win a stanley cup? We'd get more in return for Schneider. Plus it's not like Luongo is horrible, he's still one of the elite goalies in the league.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:50 PM

Tugs at the heart strings seeing how bad this situation has been handled.

Love Lu. Will always be my all time favourite player. Want to see him lift that Cup. Guy deserves to be in the net.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

there is only 2 people to blame here Luongo and Gillis... Gillis was stupid to sign him to that rediculous contract.. and its Luongos fault hes not the starter... if Luongo was the number 1 he wouldnt want out, he didnt lose his job because Schneids turned into the best goalie in the league , he lost his job because because his play slipped so bad hes not even a top 10 goalie anymore... and when he had a chance to win the crease back with cory struggling he failed at that back... now hes got a contract that a top 3 or 5 goalie would have and hes not even top 10 anymore. he wants to be in the state of florida and stevie Y said last year he wanted nothing to do with that contract and he makes 2x the amount of $ than all 3 panther goalies. and now gary valk is talking like he might just end up in the minors like redden... the only way we trade luongo now is if we take a terrible contract back in return in wich we are still screwed against the cap next year. Luongo couldve made it easier on everyone if he didnt let his back up outplay him and take his job. Now Gillis and Lu are pointing fingers at eachother . Its time we fire the GM and sink luongo in the minors.. either he gets picked up on waivers and we get out of the contract without taking a bad one in return or he hits the minors and earns the rest of his huge contract down their and wont count against the cap.... both options is better than rewarding him with a buyout and letting him play where ever he wants and we get nothing in return.

He said he would like to be traded to FLA. Never ruled out any other teams.. Florida would be his 1st option, get it ?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:57 PM

Because it would help us win a stanley cup? We'd get more in return for Schneider. Plus it's not like Luongo is horrible, he's still one of the elite goalies in the league.


There aren't as many teams out there looking for goalies as there once was. Jonathan Bernier is sitting behind Quick and his long contract. Other teams are developing their own young goaltenders, making the market even less lucrative for established goaltenders.

If the Canucks can only keep one goaltender, it should be Schneider. He's younger, cheaper, and most importantly, younger and cheaper.

No one is doubting that Lou can play goal, but it's in the Canucks' best interest to shed that contract and acquire cap space to retain the players they have and continue to build their team. If they can get pick/prospect(s) this summer, great. What they cannot do is enter into next season with both goalies under contract...especially Lou.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

So you want a red carpet rolled out every game so Lui can come on to the ice in style? And maybe play a commemorative video of his two shutouts in the finals to celebrate? What exactly do you expect?? Schneider is playing better and is the goalie going forward... Tried to trade Lui at the deadline but no takers. Why is that the team or fans fault?


I would expect more respect from the fan base for our best goalie in franchise

. I expect seeing some kind of normal logic from the fan base in Vancouver where they won't blame luongo solely for the lost I the scf final

. I would expect managment would not rashly bank on their future on a goalie who played a total of five whooping playoff games,

or that fans would not treat that goalie like he's the next Roy, just to chase him away in the future as soon as the team lose in the playoff.



Logic and respect... That's all I want to see from people in this city towards our franchise goalie...
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

A shame noone here has expressed how awesome it will be to have an excellent goaltending duo for the remainder of the season and hopefully for a long playoff run.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:06 AM

A shame noone here has expressed how awesome it will be to have an excellent goaltending duo for the remainder of the season and hopefully for a long playoff run.


Shhhh. That's top secret til a goalie goes down.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

. I would expect managment would not rashly bank on their future on a goalie who played a total of five whooping playoff games,


How many playoff games had Roberto played when Vancouver acquired him ? ;)

Everyone starts with zero experience. Patrick Roy was a callup with almost no NHL experience in 1986, and he walked away with a Cup and a Conn Smythe that year.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:11 AM

A shame noone here has expressed how awesome it will be to have an excellent goaltending duo for the remainder of the season and hopefully for a long playoff run.


It's not awesome. The treatment from the managment is and will effect luongo's performance until he's trade.

We lost too many leadership in the locker room with manny and Salo out, and luongo being treat like dirt.

The team is unmotivated, and the other playoff teams are getting really buff being the trade deadline.


We don't have an excellent goaltending duo now, it would be a single man show from Cory.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

I've always been a boisterous Luongo critic but I have nothing but respect for the way he's handled this whole fiasco. A true class act and a champion at heart.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

We don't have an excellent goaltending duo now, it would be a single man show from Cory.

Yes, because Luongo is a 3rd-string goalie!
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

I've always been a boisterous Luongo critic but I have nothing but respect for the way he's handled this whole fiasco. A true class act and a champion at heart.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

How many playoff games had Roberto played when Vancouver acquired him ? ;)

Everyone starts with zero experience. Patrick Roy was a callup with almost no NHL experience in 1986, and he walked away with a Cup and a Conn Smythe that year.


When luongo first came to Vancouver, we broke the record of winning most one goal game in a season, with luongo single handedly taken us to the second round playoff a season after the wce was disbanded.

I would bank on that Cory will do the same like Lu did for us, and this would be the saddest thing since you can already see his future as a canucks today.

And if the canucks can't get past the second round for a season or two? Cory will be chase out of town with gillis, av, Kesler and the Sedins by fans with pitchforks and spoon
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