Vancouver Canucks: What Is the Trade Value of Roberto Luongo Right Now?

July 30th, 2012 by Riley Kufta Leave a reply »
With the potential trade of Roberto Luongo on the horizon, many are wondering what his trade value is. 

And the answer is simple: not much. 

If this were a typical trade, then the Vancouver Canucks might be able to get a top-six forward and a prospect/draft pick. But that is not the case, as Mike Gillis and the Canucks have no bargaining power. 

Luongo has a significant contract. Cory Schneider, the Canucks and the majority of the fans want him gone, and he wants to go. And everyone knows this. 

While Mike Gillis might be waiting for that top-six forward and prospect/draft pick from Toronto, Chicago, Florida or Tampa Bay, these teams are simply waiting for Gillis to treat this like it is: a salary dump. 

Because of this dance, one of the following will happen. 

In my opinion, the most likely scenario is that Mike Gillis lowers his demand and accepts a salary dump player along with a B-level prospect/draft pick. 

Next up is the possibility that a trade does not get done in time for the start of the season and Luongo spends the next season (or part of it) backing up Cory Sc ...

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