The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is the Florida Panthers NHL Hockey team and their GM Mike Keenan. A week ago they traded their star goaltender Roberto Luongo. The biggest reason was the team's inability to sign Luongo to a contract. Guess what? The Vancouver Canucks came to terms with Luongo less than a week after acquiring him.
What an inept franchise. The Panthers will continue to be a mediocre hockey team more concerned about where people park than putting together a winning franchise. For bad management, The Florida Panthers and GM Mike Keenan are today's Knuckleheads of the day.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goalie Roberto Luongo signed a four-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, less than a week after he was acquired from the Florida Panthers.
The contract is worth $27 million, the club said, and contains a no-trade clause for the final three years of the deal.
"Roberto has proven himself to be an elite goaltender," Vancouver general manager Dave Nonis said in a statement.
"His international experience, Vezina Trophy nomination and ability to consistently play at the highest level are tremendous assets that we believe will make the Vancouver Canucks competitive each and every night."
The 27-year-old Luongo is considered one of the top goalies in the NHL. He was acquired in a deal for forward Todd Bertuzzi last week.
Cross Posted to Bullwinkle Blog