The trade rumors surrounding Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo will only likely get louder in the coming days and weeks, but any trade will have to overcome one big hurdle: Luongo's no trade clause. That, according to Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch, has already been put in play by Luongo, who reportedly will only agree to be traded to the Florida Panthers.
Only place Luongo is willing to be traded, as of today, is back to the Florida #Panthers.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) June 25, 2012
Luongo started his career with the Panthers before being dealt to Vancouver, but the Panthers— or any team looking to acquire Luongo— would have to be willing to take on a contract that lasts through the 2021-2022 season.
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