Roberto Luongo to the Chicago Blackhawks? Pros and Cons

July 7th, 2012 by Mary Ann Reitano Leave a reply »
Roberto Luongo's mega 12-year contract with Vancouver may well be coming around to bite him in the back side.  The team that picks him up would also have to pick up a $5.33 million cap hit through 2021-22.

Add to it the fact that Luongo's contract also has a no-trade clause which makes things all the more interesting.

Most hockey fans have really got to be scratching their heads on this one. The player that Chicago fans love to hate, having lost his starting goaltending position to Canucks back-up Cory Schneider, is now telling anyone who will listen that he will only allow a trade to the Chicago Blackhawks or the Florida Panthers. 

Luongo has stated that Chicago and Florida are two places he would like to go.  

While that is all well and good; the real question is, does either team want him and his hefty cap hit?  Another question comes to mind with regard to a possible move to Chicago: would the fan base there welcome him or do what they have done for the past six years and continue making his life hell?  

Will he be just be moving from one hostile environment to another?

While so ...

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