Blockbuster for Luongo
With the March trade deadline vastly approaching, rumors from around the league continue to persist. One very interesting one sees Los Angeles Kings GM Dave Taylor pulling off a blockbuster to pry Roberto Luongo away from Florida. It is said, that GM Mike Keenan would not let him go cheap and wants high-end forwards, a top 4 defenseman and a goalie in return.
Florida is said to want RW Dustin Brown, swedish star Lauri Tukonen, veteran defenseman Aaron Miller and goaltender Mathieu Garon in exchange for the superstar.
Its said that Keenan is also very high on prospect Anze Kopitar and might want to add him to the mix aswell, but Florida would probably have to add more to the package to recieve a player of his talent.
As far as the teams that covet the Canadian goaltender, few have the actual resources to pull of such a deal without cripling their future. Los Angeles would still have the likes of Frolov, Demitra and Cammalleri. While other teams that were previously rumored to have been interested would have to give up too much.
No matter how you slice it, it would definately take alot of convincing and talent to get Keenan to give up the Montreal native. But as the Joe Thornton trade back in December has taught us, anything is possible.