Despite rampant speculation, Roberto Luongo is staying with the Vancouver Canucks and the veteran netminder believes his contract got in the way of a potential trade.
Luongo signed a 12-year contract extension worth $64 million in 2009 and has nine years remaining on his deal after this season with an annual salary cap hit of $5.33 million. The duration and cost of his contract has been a stumbling block in trade negotiations.
“My contract sucks,” Luongo said at a press conference Wednesday after his team’s practice. “I’d scrap it if I could right now.”
Luongo: “Of course” I thought something was brewing when I was called off the ice.