Luongo in Ottawa

Among the things that crazy-man Mike Keenan has done (and there are oh-so many!), the most lopsided was probably trading Roberto Luongo and Lukas Krajicek to Vancouver for Todd Bertuzzi, Alex Auld, Bryan Allen and a draft pick.

Now, this, from James Duthie's column on TSN.ca:

John Muckler kicked tires on Roberto Luongo just before he was dealt to the Canucks. Mike Keenan, then the Panthers GM, says they talked about a deal (Emery, Antoine Vermette, a defenseman, and a draft pick was one possibility), but he could never get Muckler to get serious.
"I told John make me a firm offer," Keenan says. "But he never did." So Keenan traded Luongo to the Canucks.


When you think about trades that didn't go down, that one could have changed the entire NHL landscape for a decade. The Senators, with Luongo in net, would have been an entirely different team, and you have to wonder about the potential for a dynasty. Now, however, we know what they are: another franchise that missed their golden window.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join The Copper & Blue

You must be a member of The Copper & Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Copper & Blue. You should read them.

Join The Copper & Blue

You must be a member of The Copper & Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Copper & Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker