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 discussion turns to possible landing spots for a 33-year-old goaltender with 10 years left on his contract.
In order to get the answer, we headed to our fan forums to find out where you think Luongo could be headed.
Honestly, I don’t see this deal happening until a new CBA is announced because teams are going to want to know the new rules before going all in. And even then it is risky because a new CBA won’t be 10 yrs. If NHL teams lose the right to bury contracts in the AHL, then I think even the Leafs are out of it given that Luongo is already 33. – jays_77
**Tampa Bay. It will make his wife happy. They badly need goaltending help and have the pieces to get back into the playoffs. – LeafalCrusader
**I have to think Luongo will prefer to get away from the Canadian media hotbed. A player can only take so much. If he is still open to playing in Canada, why not EDM? They have lots of young pieces they can offer up. They are ready to take next step then this is a solid move in that direction.
What about TB. Everyone thinks that if Vanc will take Lecavlier that it’s the start of a trade possiblity. Lecav would be a 2 line solution for the team. TB would have then cap space to make the move, plus throw in some prospects/picks. Chicago might make the move? Crawford hasn’t proven to be able to carry the team deep. SJ may be looking to make a HUGE move/change. Maybe a possiblity.
NYI…didn’t they orginally draft him? They don’t seem afraid of long term goalie deals (lol). They have to get a star goalie to be able to make this a playoff team. – habaholic2
**Toronto needs him. it may be the only thing that will save Burke’s job in Toronto. If he doesn’t make a splash now, he is gone. Playoffs next year, or bust. – Chris_D
**Leafs, Tampa, and “gasp” Penguins sure need a goalie, do they not? – minigunn
**He won’t be going to Florida as they have Markstrom who’s the one of the best goalie prospects (if not the best) in the world right now. I think Tampa makes the most sense. Outside of Tampa, I’d say Chicago, Toronto and NJ (if Brodeur hangs them up). I think Vancouver will try to avoid trading within the conference and even moreso, within the division, so I think you can scratch Edmonton off the list. – jay83
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