NHL Trade News: 5 Most Likely Teams to Land Unsettled Goalie Roberto Luongo

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NHL Trade News: 5 Most Likely Teams to Land Unsettled Goalie Roberto Luongo
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Back in May, I wrote this story, outlining the five teams I thought were most likely to have Roberto Luongo in their lineup when next season begins.

Now we're into July and Luongo still hasn't been moved. The biggest news of the last few weeks has been Luongo's 634th-place finish at the World Series of Poker (per Yahoo! sports) and Canucks general manager Mike Gillis' fishing trip to Panama (from Twitter).

My Bleacher Report colleague Riley Kufta mused this week on the prospect of Luongo landing with the Islanders, but I don't see it.

First off, the Isles treated Luongo pretty shabbily when they shipped him off to Florida to make room for Rick DiPietro. I'm not sure that a player with a no-trade clause would sign up for another round with that organization.

Secondly, the Islanders already possess one cumbersome goaltending contract—DiPietro's. I don't think they'd take on another.

Thirdly, the Islanders are a team in flux. Unable to reach a deal on a new arena in Nassau County to date, there's a strong possibility the Islanders will end up relocating—possibly to Brooklyn, maybe to Quebec City. Montreal native Luongo might not be as averse to Quebec as some, but it's unlikely he'd sign on to a team whose future is so uncertain.

I'll cross the Isles off my list. Let's look at the updated odds that Luongo might land with one of the teams from my original list.

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