NHL Trade Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs Should Not Pursue Roberto Luongo

December 1st, 2012 by Suraj Sukumar Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been criticized for several issues over the years, primarily due to a lack of talent and poor management. The time has come for the goaltenders to take some knocks as well after questionable performances in the previous NHL season. 

Reports from earlier in the year have suggested that the Maple Leafs are still interested in Vancouver Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo. 

The Canucks are currently at a standstill with Luongo and up-and-comer Cory Schneider, as both are starting-caliber netminders, but only one can be given the mantle. 

Based on these rumours, and the conclusion of the season, it seems the Canucks have already made their choice. 

But why is this necessary for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Luongo is set to have a cap hit of $5,333,333 till 2021-22, and the Toronto Maple Leafs have much larger holes to fill. 

Last season, James Reimer started 34 games and had a record of 14-14-5 with a .900 save percentage and 3.10 goals-against average. Ben Scrivens, on the other hand, had a record of 4-5-2 with a similar save percentage and goals-against average.& ...

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