NHL Trade Scenarios: 5 Teams That Could Fit Roberto Luongo into Their Plans

May 15th, 2012 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
A few weeks have now passed since the Los Angeles Kings bounced the Vancouver Canucks from the playoffs.

LA is still rolling in the Western Conference Final. And the hockey world is still assuming that Canucks' goaltender Roberto Luongo will be traded this summer.

Let's review the nuts and bolts of Luongo's 12-year, $64 million contract.

According to CapGeek.com, the 33-year-old Luongo has been already been paid $16,716,000 over the first two years of the deal. He has six more years at $6.7 million before his salary will start to decline. His cap hit is $5.3 million for the next ten years.

The NHL landscape remains uncertain, with the current CBA expiring on September 15. Assuming a deal gets hammered out and that there are no massive changes to how the league's pay structure works, here's a look at five teams who could fit Luongo into their plans for next season.

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