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PHT Extra: What’s next for Roberto Luongo?

Apr 20, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

Roberto Luongo isn’t paying attention to the trade rumors, but everyone else is. In this edition of PHT Extra, Jason Brough and Mike Halford take a look at the Canucks’ goaltending situation and the Capitals decision to bench Alex Ovechkin for the vast majority of the third period of Thursday’s 2-1 victory.

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Related: How much would Luongo be worth on the trade market?

  1. rico33rd - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Ask the Flyers, they would be in the second round if he was in orange and black!

  2. zabala81 - Apr 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    He is not worth much. He’s coming to toronto

    • kitshky - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:01 PM

      No way Luongo approves a trade to a big Canadian market with no chance at a Cup, it’s like taking everything negative about playing Van and making it worse.

  3. itsallniceonice - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Schneider better than Quick you say? You guys must be Vancouver homers!! As if it wasn’t already obvious enough in your summaries of real journalism though.

    Anyways I’ve been fortunate enough to see both play many many times, albeit Schneider longer ago than Quick, and both are quite talented. Absolutely no way at this point in their careers is Schneider comparable to Quick. Let’s get a full season out of Schneider first ok homers?

  4. philk0731 - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    He’ll be in Filthadelphia next season

  5. bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    I was thinking the Caps before Holtby has earned himself the starting job for next season with his play vs the Bruins so far.

    People who say Toronto….really? Can you see the Leafs using that much cap space on him? Can you see him wanting to play in TO?

    The only Canadian club I can see him approving is the Habs, and they are committed to Price.

    Obviously he won’t be in Philly like some silly person suggested.

    I think Chicago and San Jose would love to have him but good luck on the Canucks trading him to either of those places.

    Back to the Isle?
    Really is that what Im left to believe?

    Yup Islanders it is

  6. blomfeld - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Here’s what’s going to happen this summer here in Vancouver:

    – Luongo agrees to waiving his NTC and gets traded to Tampa Bay

    – Vigneault gets fired, only to be immediately hired by Montreal

    – Craig McTavish is named as new Canucks head coach

    – Kardashian gets packaged with Edler and sent packing

    – Bits gets packaged with Kessler and sent packing

    – the Sedins reveal that they have 10 more identical brothers ready to play !

    • rainyday56 - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:21 AM

      You forgot that” animal slayer for the lord” Booth sent packing.

  7. ray2013 - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    It was just 2010, and Bobby Lu won Olympic Gold, and with Ryan Miller, was considered one of the top two or three goalies in the world. He’s won at least another 70-80 games since that time, and started in Game 7 of the Cup Finals.

    It just seems weird how far people’s opinion of him has fallen, and fans and commentators are talking about the Canucks needing to basically give him away to whoever will take him. Has public opinion of a player ever fallen this far this fast without a major injury or suspension?

  8. east96st - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    It’s a shame he would never even consider coming to Columbus. The Jackets, on the rare nites that Mason is competent, have shown that they can actually play some hockey. With Luongo in net, and even the biggest Luongo critics have to admit he’s a 1000 times better than Steve Mason, the Jackets might even make the playoffs. Certainly, they would finally be able to attract some decent free agents and probably convince Nash to stay. Bottom line, after dealing with Mason, all of Columbus would treat Luongo like a god. The guy could take a stroll through the Arena District and people would fall to their knees and genuflect. The criticism has to be wearing on him and he wouldn’t hear ANY in Columbus. We know what the alternative is. I understand he wants to play on a competitive team. Who wouldn’t? But he could be the catalyst to Columbus finally putting a NHL quality team on the ice. I’m pretty sure that even with McConnell as our jacka** owner, the League would step in and be able to convince McConnell that Luongo is his last real chance to have a hockey team that the city will embrace and that he needs to fire Howson and Priest and let Patrick run the show. They do that and season ticket sales would explode overnight. Let’s be honest, who would pay more for Luongo and who is more desperate than Columbus? Yeah, I know. NTC. Never will happen. But if Roberto ever gets tired of the being the whipping boy, Columbus is the one place he’s guaranteed to be a hero. Plus, Roberto, only one newspaper in town and they own part of the Jackets. You’ll never read a bad word about yourself in print again.

  9. frankiesweep - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Off to Tampa.. Good weather an up and coming team, income tax free, cheap living…

  10. ray2013 - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    People are asking the question as to whether Schneider or Luongo is the better goalie, and keeping the better goalie (most people saying Schneider).

    I wonder whether that’s the wrong question. Maybe we should be asking whether which team will be better 1) Canucks keep Luongo and add the players, prospects and picks or 2) Schneider in net and any players, prospects or picks that come in a trade for Luongo. Most people agree that Schneider will bring a much greater haul, and if that is the case, then the Canucks may be better off trading Schneider, regardless of public opinion. Do they have the stones to keep Luongo?

  11. waraggie - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Honestly, I’m on the fence with this one. On one hand, Luongo is fully capable of being a Vezina conteder every year. But that requires him to be more consistent and focused. But when he is on his game, he is one of the best…period. On the other hand, he is missing the “it” factor…he just doesn’t have that competitive fire or that sense of urgency that results from finding himself in a hole. I watch Schneids and I see this undeniable will that just bleeds through all the padding. Look at the Boston game, Game 4 of this series and you see some one who refuses to be beaten. And your team feeds off that. Look at the Pens last night….look at what Quick and Rinne mean to the Kings and Preds, respectively.

  12. thegroovinone - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    it is very unfortunate that the trade rumors have started already for the future of Roberto he is in my view still one of the best goal tenders Vancouver has ever had,what is more concerning is the the cheap head shots that happen in every game and not much if any thing is being done about them..was very thrilled to see Torres get suspended for 25 games for his cheap shot hit that he dealt out and hope more suspensions of just as many games are handed out in the future as there is no need for the cheap shot hits from these sometime very high paid players that think they can get away with what ever they want because they are star is about time a good suspension was handed out

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