Canucks' Luongo Remains On Trade Block: GM Mike Gillis said he still plans on trading Roberto Luongo over the offseason, the Vancouver Sun reports. (Updated 5/9/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/24/13).
Roberto Luongo was believed to be all but gone from Vancouver in the offseason, but the lockout killed the momentum for a potential deal. With Cory Schneider delivering excellent work between the pipes for the third consecutive season, the Canucks appear comfortable handing the full-time gig over to him for good going forward, making Luongo expendable. (Updated 5/9/13).
05/06/2013 00:52 Sharks pull away, take 3-0 series lead on Canucks
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider's return to the nets for Vancouver and the San Jose Sharks won their third consecutive game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.
Despite all the hubbub that always seems to hover around Roberto Luongo, he continues to be one of the better all-around goalies in the league. In 2011-12, Luongo shook off surging backup Cory Schneider and the scorn of Vancouvers diehard yet delusional fanbase to finish 31-14-8 with a 2.41 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and five shutouts in 55 starts. All of those numbers were right in line with his career norms except for wins, but that was due to a productive Schneider seeing more action. Even with the solid campaign, Luongo was evetnually relegated to backup duties in the playoffs and is now on the trading block. His massive contract (10 years remaining) will give many suitors pause, but one team will eventually end up with an elite goalie whos still in his prime. While Luongo will be hard-pressed to land with a team better than the Canucks, hell likely be the No. 1 goalie no matter where hes traded, which will make him a more appealling fantasy option than staying in Vancouver and splitting time with Schneider. Dont shy away from Bobby Lou in drafts; hes still an elite fantasy goaltender. (Updated 8/14/12)