The Roberto Luongo soap opera has finally been cancelled in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Canucks traded their former captain and the remaining eight years of his $64 million contract to the Florida Panthers along with Steven Anthony (a CHL winger) for goalie Jakob Markstrom and center Shawn Matthias, who is signed through 2015. The Canucks eat a chuck of Luongo’s salary.
Luongo waived his no-trade clause to accept a deal to Florida, where he played from 2000-2006 before being traded to the Canucks in a six-player deal in June 2006.
Yes, Roberto Luongo accepted a trade to a place where he’ll share a crease with Tim Thomas for the rest of the season, barring a trade of Thomas by the Panthers. Which is a photo that might break Twitter when @Strombone1 releases it.
The trade comes days after Luongo was passed over by John Tortorella as the starter in the Heritage Classic game in Vancouver, which was started by rookie Eddie Lack. The fans chanted for Luongo and booed Lack as the Canucks lost toRead More »from Roberto Luongo finally traded by Canucks to Florida Panthers, ending 3-year soap opera