Luongo to the Kings?

According to TSN, the Los Angeles Kings are pursuing Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo.

The L.A. Times reported on Wednesday that the Kings and Panthers are believed to be discussing a multi-player deal that would include Kings’ forwards Alexander Frolov and Dustin Brown along with goaltender Mathieu Garon.

Kings’ general manager Dean Lombardi declined comment when contacted by the paper.

Luongo is a restricted free agent, and the Panthers have been unable to work out a long-term deal. The Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that Panthers general manager Mike Keenan said that the team would explore all options when it came to Luongo.

The Kings reportedly attempted to land the All-Star goaltender before the trading deadline last season, but the Panthers held on to him.

Luongo had a 2.97 goals-against average and .914 save percentage last season. The Panthers finished 11th in the Eastern Conference and have not made the playoffs during Luongo’s five seasons with the team.

Frolov scored 21 goals and had 33 assists in 69 games last season.

Brown, the 13th overall selection in the 2003 Entry Draft, notched 14 goals and 14 assists while playing on the wing last season.

Garon had 31 wins with a 3.22 goals-against average with a .894 save percentage.

With files from the L.A. Times

Don’t think this will ever happen. What do you think?


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