Canucks GM Mike Gillis doesn't think Roberto Luongo's long-term contract is a negative when it comes to trading him.
"There's been a lot more interest in Roberto than people wanted to recognize because the contract was onerous or difficult," Gillis argued. "That has never been mentioned to me by one team. I know some people like to make a big deal of that but it's a very friendly contract for a lot of reasons. That's one of the reasons why in the new collective agreement there are penalties and you can't sign these types of contracts because they are favorable. So contract is not an issue." Luongo's annual cap hit is very reasonable at this time, but the fact that he's signed through 2021-22 is a drawback. Gillis doesn't sound like someone in a rush to trade Luongo and if that's really the case than both Luongo and Cory Schneider's fantasy value will be negatively impacted as the two will be forced to spread the workload relatively evenly.