One of the biggest questions in the NHL right now is where will Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo start next season? Another season in Vancouver looks very unlikely, so where might he go?
For the Canucks it’s probably a smart move to move along Luongo especially as they have gone from winning the President’s Cup to getting ousted in the Stanley Cup first round by the surprising Los Angeles Kings, and they already have a very adequate back-up in Cory Schneider.
So where could the Canucks man be off to? Well how about the Chicago Blackhawks for starters, the salary cap may well be a potential problem but the Hawks could find some room in that and the Luongo would become a good fit; especially as most Chicago fans would blame Corey Crawford for their first round exit this year.
How about he finds a young talented squad that have struggled to fill the position between the sticks ever since the departure of Patrick Roy – that would lead us to Colorado who have some of the best young talent in the league when you look at a roster filled with the likes of Paul Stastny, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene. Adding Luongo to the mix makes this team a serious threat in the West for the next few years.
As a wildcard suggestion how about the Toronto Maple Leafs, who finished 13th in the Eastern Conference this season. They certainly didn’t have much talent in goal this year but they do have an abundance of talent out on the ice and they may just be a talented goaltender away from making the post-season.
Three possible destinations for the man likely to exit Vancouver this summer.