Toronto has been in talks to acquire the perennial Vezina Trophy candidate since the offseason began, but the Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks remain at an impasse.
The Globe and Mail reports that while Vancouver will not budge on their trade price, Brian Burke is unwilling to meet the exorbitant demands.
“From my perspective, the prices that are being asked have to be reasonable,” Burke said. “If you can get a goaltender who makes you better, and it costs you 15 first-round picks, would you do it? No."
Exaggeration aside, Burke is competing with the Florida Panthers for Luongo's services, and the highest bidder will win. The Leafs will have to dig into their resources in order to land this offseason's best netminder.
Here are five ways Burke could win the Luongo sweepstakes for Toronto.