Chicago Blackhawks: Roberto Luongo to the 'Hawks? Forget About It

James Maahs@Jmaz90Contributor IIIApril 26, 2012

VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 11: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a glove save during the first period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on April 11, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Is there any chance that the Chicago Blackhawks would trade for goalie Roberto Luongo?

The 33-year-old Luongo said that he would be interested in a trade this offseason and it looks like the Vancouver Canucks would be on board.

That would require Luongo to waive his no-trade clause and come up with a list of teams that he would like to be traded to.

According to ESPN other possibilities include: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils and the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Luongo still has time to alter look at his options but is it possible that the Blackhawks will look to pick up the goaltender that is hated at the United Center?

After this season the Hawks surely weren't happy with the performance of Corey Crawford and will look to fix their current situation.

Coincidentally, Luongo and Crawford both share the same agent in Gilles Lupien.

Would Luongo fit into the Blackhawks' organization?

Of course not, that answer should be pretty clear.

It would be very difficult for Luongo to wear the Indian Head sweater especially after all he has been through when facing the Blackhawks. Fans would not welcome him with open arms but instead with heavy criticism.

Every goal would be examined and if he doesn't play spectacular every night he will be booed by the fans and written off as a bad goalie.

It's not the kind of environment that helps a new player thrive and play to their potential.

Luongo is not the kind of goalie that the Blackhawks need right now anyway. He has incredible cold and hot streaks that could be attributed to shaky confidence.

Let's not forget the gigantic contract that would follow Luongo if he should be picked up. Luongo is signed for nine more years with a cap hit of $5.33 million. The Hawks do have some wiggle room underneath the cap yet it would be unwise to give it all to one player.

Besides the Hawks have already resigned backup goalie Ray Emery and look to be behind Corey Crawford for next season.

The Hawks should stay far away from Luongo; his best days are behind him and they have no need for another goaltender with shaky confidence.


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