NHL Trade: Canucks Trade Roberto Luongo To Panthers


  • Renaud Lavoie: The Canucks have traded Roberto Luongo to the Panthers.
  • Louis Jean: Told that Jacob Markstrom is part of the deal. Others involved.
  • James Duthie: Shawn Mathias could be the other player included.
  • Darren Dreger: Deal is Luongo and Steve Anthony for Markstrom and Mattias. Panthers retain 15 percent of Luongo’s salary.
  • Cap Geek: “Estimated recapture penalties from 2018-19 through 2021-22 if Luongo retires in 2018: #Canucks $1.92M and #Panthers $1.65M.”
  • Gord Miller: The Canucks will be retaining part of Luongo’s contract.

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Roberto Luongo

Jacob Markstrom

Shawn Matthias

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  1. #1 by GaryMagic at March 4th, 2014

    I’m not sure how I feel about this, for either team.

  2. #2 by Canucks fan at March 4th, 2014

    Love Lu for life but love this deal because we get a young goalie with promise and a young BIG centreman, possibly our second liner. Only thing I don’t like is we could have kept Schneider and traded Lu for whatever back at the draft. If we land Markstrom and Matthias now I wonder what we COULD have gotten in return

  3. #3 by hotwings at March 4th, 2014

    lol @ gillis… he has 2 of the top 10 goalies in the league and look what he gets in return… christ… it’s time for burke to go back to the canucks…

    the vancouver canucks organization has autism.

  4. #4 by Adam at March 5th, 2014

    @Canucks fan, I’ve been a Canucks fan for life too and this trade is terrible. If Matthias is our 2nd line center, then we will have a team worse than the Sabres right now. Matthias has been projected to be a 3rd liner maybe a 4th liner and Markstrom is a goalie that lost the starting job at the beginning of the year to Thomas…

    Terrible trade, especially considering what we go for Schnieder, from 2 legit starts to 2 unproven netminders in 9 months for Horvat, Markstrom and Matthais. Unacceptable. If Gillis has his job going into next year I’ll be more than upset.

  5. #5 by Douglas at March 5th, 2014

    Markstrom is NOT a #1 goaltender. He couldn’t beat out Scott Clemmensen, who just got cut by the Panthers. I’ll bet Gillis wishes he had gone for the Scrivens deal.

  6. #6 by Canucks fan at March 5th, 2014

    Sure the Schneider trade looks a lot worse now but why are you so down on the return? Matthias is promising still developing and needs some good wingers even if he’s out third line centre it moves b rich back which is great. Maelstrom is a young goalie who was rushed, as long as he’s not given he number one job he’ll be just fine

  7. #7 by Canucks fan at March 5th, 2014

    Also Schneider was an unproven goalie at the time of the trade so relax and let these guys play. We are in a re tool which will take 2-3 years. If we can get a first liner for kesler were going to be alright. Beau Bennett and Simon despres for kesler then move edler for picks

  8. #8 by EastCoastHockeyFan at March 5th, 2014

    I like this deal all in all as a canucks fan, Lu wanted to leave, and as much as he is still an elite goalie his best years are behind him, and van needs a face lift. there is too much hurt pride between the origination and lu so moving him out for one of the more promising young goalies in the league sounds good to me. no markstrom is not a legit number one right now but hes 24… hes still just a kid he will be a phenomenal goalie in a few years. and shawn mathias does not hurt to have in the system

  9. #9 by Kyle at March 5th, 2014

    This was a great deal for the Panthers. Markstrom was a bust thus far in the NHL. He has been too inconsistent. Matthias is a great hard working player, but never became what he could have been. I think it will be great for south florida to have Louie back!

  10. #10 by I_am_I at March 5th, 2014

    @Canucks fan: Isn’t Matthias something like 26? He’s not developing, what you see is what you get: a 3rd (4th? Florida fans help me out here) liner on a bad team. Markstrom at 24 so may still put it together, but he’s been decent in the AHL and appalling in the NHL so far. Bishop wasn’t great at 24, on the other hand both Reimer and Bernier are now 25 and were already good at 24… let’s call him a project at this point.
    I really like Lou, I hope he does well. Not sure how he gets along with Tim Thomas though. He’ll be good for a few years yet, even though he is decline.

  11. #11 by Canucks fan at March 5th, 2014

    You have to watch these guys play in order I have confidence in at least the talent they have. When Florida was in van this year Matthias dominated the game. You say he’s on a bad team well of course he’s not preforming he’s not being given the chance. Also read watch and follow Markstrom only in the past season and a half and you can see he was rushed big time on a team with very little defensive ability and a line of decent offensive punch. The potential is there in Markstrom along with athletic ability all that needs to occur is maturity mentally and physically WHICH comes with age. 26 for a goalie is 22 for a forward so relaxxxxxx

  12. #12 by I_am_I at March 5th, 2014

    I’m pretty sure that my issue was the word “developing” at 26 he’s pretty much what he is. He is the #3/4 center on Florida playing about 12 minutes a night. I don’t think he’s your Kesler replacement (as you seemed to imply).
    I maintain Markstrom could go either way, pretty sure I gave at least one example of a goalie that was nowhere at 24 and it pretty OK right now. I’m sure he has talent, doesn’t mean he will or will not make it in the NHL. A change of scenery could be good for him.
    The big win for Vancouver is getting the cap space back IMO. If Lack can carry the load as the #1 for a full season then I the players coming back are a bonus.
    I have no skin in this game. I’m just kibitzing.

  13. #13 by Canucks fan at March 5th, 2014

    Maybe if He played for the wings devils or kings then he’s developed. I just don’t think Florida got the best out if him nor did they give him the beat opportunity to succeed.

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