BY ROB MACNEIL – FAN FUEL BLOGGER
Now that we know that Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is willing to waive his no-trade clause, the speculation has heated up that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is expected to go after the 33-year-old goalie with 10 years left on his contract.
But what do the fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs think of the idea?
**It just really depends on the price. You’d be crazy not to want him if the price is fair or even better. Some fans just don’t understand how good he is and are going with the hype that he’s a bad goaltender with a bad contract. He’s a good goaltender with a long contract. – SprDaVE
**Now let me ask you this, if it costs us a million a year for a few years after he retires, would you really care about that if he gives us 5-6 solid years of playoff hockey? He’s the best goalie we’d have since Cujo or Belfour 8 years ago, he would be a huge piece in getting us to the playoffs, our goaltending was horrendus this year costing us at least 6-7 games, which if you look at the standings, was the difference between the playoffs and 26th place. – Rdawg1234
**This is why Leaf nation is Bipolar nation. We complain for years to get a good goalie…now we have a shot at one and nobody wants him lol. Beggers can’t be choosers, people… some of you will learn that the hard way. – Derekmtl85
**I’m with most people. The reason why Luongo is an attractive option is that you shouldn’t have to pay a very high price to get him like you would other goalies. The UFA options are not good, and if you can get Luongo and a cheap price, it would improve the team. – DeanMurdoch
**But is Luongo the right guy? Look. If he had 3 or 4 years left, it would make sense. But 10 years left and not knowing what the CBA will be like? Don’t know if it’s worth it. – jays_77
**Luongo would be the best goalie we’ve had in nearly 10 years. If you can get him for a reasonable price you have to do it. I’m not sure if we are just content with missing the playoffs every year but getting a legit #1 goalie like Luongo would go a long way in getting us into the playoffs. – LeafalCrusader
**Look no further than this year’s playoffs. It is pretty clear anything can happen once you make the dance. I would much rather take a chance with Luongo, who will get us there. Contenders or not, anything can happen. If the cost was too high to get him, then I whole heartidly agree. Don’t bother. – TheCatsMeow29
**The thing about his contract is that you have to look at it as a 5 or 6 year deal. If Luongo is not playing at an elite level when he is 38 or 39 (and it can be done) then he will retire. If he is still playing into his 40′s then it would be because he is playing at an elite level. Would he help out this team? I think yes he would. I think he could have stolen them enough points and not lose too many points for them to get into the playoffs. The Leafs need some work to their roster, but Luongo would hide some of the glaring weaknesses on D. Add that to Carlyle’s system and I would think that would be enough for a playoff spot. – HockeyCanada
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