Ramblings: Luongo retires; Update on Timmins, Tarasenko, Cole; Entry stats – June 27

Michael Clifford



One of the storylines for the summer was what Florida goalie Roberto Luongo would do. Try to rehab and play at least one more year? Go on LTIR if the issue persisted? Retire? Well, in an announcement that could only be made in the vein of Roberto Luongo’s personality, we got our answer:



He also wrote a letter to the fans.

He finishes his career with 489 wins and was one of the best goalies this century. Enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame surely awaits him a few years down the road.

Thanks for all the great memories and laughs, and best to Luongo and his family in the next phase of their lives.


As for Luongo’s cap implications, the Canucks get a $3.03M cap recapture penalty each of the next three seasons while Florida is dinged for $1.09M. That $3.03M is lessened by subtracting the retained salary on his deal when they traded him, so it works out to be about $2.2M. That could throw a wrench into Vancouver’s plans to sign Tyler Myers. We’ll see what they decide to do.


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Mike Reilly was extended by the Habs for two years with a $1.5M AAV.

It seems like a fine contract. The team doesn’t have a glut of young/prospect defencemen like the Flyers that Reilly will need to fend off, so it gives them a bit of security on the third pair. Regardless, he won’t have much fantasy value outside the deepest of leagues barring catastrophic injuries to multiple blue liners.


For those who missed it on Tuesday, I wrote a bit on the Carl Soderberg trade. The more I think about it, the more I like the trade for the Coyotes. It might limit them a bit in free agency but maybe they weren’t going to be major players anyway.


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