Report: Cloutier shipped to L.A. Kings

Just a week after signing new No. 1 netminder Roberto Luongo, the Vancouver Canucks have bid farewell to their former starter.

CKNW radio in Vancouver reports that the Canucks and Los Angeles Kings have completed a deal that sends goaltender Dan Cloutier to L.A.

Cloutier will earn $2.55 million US next season, the final year of a two-year deal he signed with the Canucks.

More to follow.

16 Responses to Report: Cloutier shipped to L.A. Kings

  1. Maximus says:

    Pretty good deal for LA. Cloutier is a number 1 goalie in the NHL. He also does not make that much money. It is a good deal for Cloutier as well. Watch for him to have a very good year in LA.

  2. DannyAvsRock says:

    who did they get for him?

  3. detY192003 says:

    a case of beer

  4. Lint07 says:

    great deal for the ‘Nucks as they get rid of a salary hard to move and they receive a 2nd pick in the process.

    good deal for the Kings as they get one of the most underrated goaltender in the league IMO. Cloutier might be fragile but they still have Garon who can keep the fort in case of injury.

  5. Aetherial says:

    Excellent move by Nonis to get a second rounder for a guy that he would have gladly dumped for nothing if he could, just to get out of his salary.

    Excellent news for Canucks fans.

    L.A., not so much. This guy is a PROVEN poor playoff performer. I put him in the same basket as Lalime and Legace.

  6. Mr_Canuck says:

    They got the 2nd rounder in ’07, and a conditional pick in ’09.. anyone know what the conditional pick is?

    Wish clouts all the best, but we need the cap room!

  7. Nordiques4ever says:

    I’m a little sad for Garon who probably thought that he had won the #1 keeper position last season, all is now to start again for him…but i don’t know if his future is in L.A….

  8. Downtown says:

    This deal makes no sense whatsoever for L.A.

    Cloutier is no significant improvement over Garon and really only has experience over LaBarberra. At $2.5 million, Cloutier’s far too expensive to be a back-up and Garon isn’t even signed yet.

    The only explanation I can come up with is Lombardi preparing to trade Garon. (Maybe to Florida?)

    Good deal for Vancouver though. I wasn’t sure they’d even get a decent draft pick for Cloutier.

  9. FlamingHomer says:

    If it was imported, Vancouver did OK.

  10. muckies says:

    Morrison is making 3.5 million, I wonder if the Canucks will be able to unload a salary like that. They are pretty much maxed out already, they are going to have to make some moves to get under the Cap – Naslund at 6 million would be the obviuos other choice. Pittsburg should take a a flyer on him and get him on the big line for a year.

  11. bringbacktocchet says:

    wtf lombardi – he has been making second rate moves since he got here (demitra deal was ok). kings are loaded with keepers – none all that great. i can only imagine he is making another move. but he just took on 2.5 mil – ugh!!!

  12. Lazarus says:

    unfortunately for vancouver, bud light is an imported beer for them

  13. detY192003 says:

    I wonder if they’ll take a fifth of Wild Turkey?

  14. Lazarus says:

    or how about a nice bottle of crown royal, in the nice velvet bag…….

  15. detY192003 says:

    yeh, its so soft, like his goaltending skills

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