The Vancouver Canucks have been one of the best teams in the NHL for the past few seasons, but come playoff time, the team always seems to disappoint. Last year against Boston in the Stanley Cup Final, it was evident that the team lacked toughness, and the play of goalie Roberto Luongo was just too inconsistent.
The latest trade rumor about Vancouver comes from Bleacher Report, and it has the team sending Luongo to the New York Islanders in exchange for Calvin de Haan, Casey Cizkas, and two first-round draft picks.
The Canucks have goalie Cory Schneider, and he will be pushing Luongo for the starting job in training camp and might just be the best of the two. If that is the case, sending Luongo to the Islanders for some terrific young talent would be a terrific move by GM Mike Gillis. The Canucks would get some much-needed young blood into the organization, and Luongo could get a fresh start in the Eastern Conference.
The Islanders would get a veteran goal-tender with plenty of experience and a player in which the team can build around. This trade would send shock waves around the NHL, but it could work out for both teams.