Luongo moves to opposite corner of the continent in trade
Luongo was reportedly surprised by the trade, but says he is happy for himself and his family, all while being sad about leaving Vancouver.
At 35, Luongo doesn't have too many more years as a top tier goalie ahead, but is a huge name in Florida and the team looks forward to his arrival.
Although Luongo regained the starting goalie position for Vancouver this year, he has not been between the pipes in recent games, as Eddie Lack has taken over. Luongo also lost the starting position in the Sochi Olympics, as Carey Price of Montreal was the shining star for Canada. Since returning from Sochi, Luongo has ridden the bench. He says he had mostly relaxed, and not stressed about the trades, as there didn't seem to be anything in the works, however, today's move seems almost predictable now that it has happened. Luongo played in Florida twice in the early 2000's, and has made it clear he wanted to return.
The deadline for trading is tomorrow at 3:00 pm.