The problem with making the Roberto Luongo trade is that each side wants the other to beg.

The Vancouver Canucks see their deposed starter as a National Hockey League star who is a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist and remains one of only a handful of netminders who guarantees his employer 30-40 wins a season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers and probably others see Luongo as a 33-year-old, $53.3-million account payable.
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