Saturday, June 24, 2006

A Mega Hockey Trade

Panthers trade Luongo to Canucks for Bertuzzi - NHL - Yahoo! Sports

Now this is a big trade. I think everyone knew Bertuzzi would be dealt (he needed a change of scenery), but getting goalie Luongo is huge for the Canucks. It's been years since they've gone into a season without doubts in net. Dan Cloutier just couldn't get them over the hump, but now they have an all-star, legitimate number 1 goalie.

This reminds me of the Detroit Red Wings before they won all those Cups in the 90's. They had a good team, but didn't have a goalie to put them over the top. The GM finally pulled the trigger on a trade, and got Mike Vernon from Calgary. It cost him a pretty good defenceman to do it. However, the got Vernon, and they won the Cup.

Who knows if that'll work for Vancouver, but the chances are better now...

Comments on "A Mega Hockey Trade"


Blogger The Original LRU said ... (June 24, 2006 1:46 PM) : 

The more Canadian teams that make it to the playoffs the better!

Go Vancouver!


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