Why Roberto Luongo to Chicago is a ludicrous notion, and updates on Red Wings RFAs Kyle Quincey and Darren Helm.
CSNCHICAGO.COM: Chris Boden lists several reasons why the rumor of Roberto Luongo being deal to the Chicago Blackhawks is ludicrous. Among them: the Blackhawks aren’t about to help their hated rival move Luongo in order to promote Cory Schneider as a starter, and the ‘Hawks can’t afford to take on Luongo’s big cap hit.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Honestly, I can’t understand why some pundits, who really should know better, keep citing Chicago as a potential destination for Luongo. Did they not follow the playoff series between those two teams? Are they willfully unaware of how many high-salaries players the Blackhawks currently have in their lineup? Did they not hear GM Stan Bowman’s persistent support of the current goalie tandem of Corey Crawford and Ray Emery? Sorry, folks but I just can’t see this happening.
DETROIT NEWS/ DETROIT FREE PRESS: Defenseman Kyle Quincey is looking forward to a fresh start with the Red Wings, who acquired him in a mid-season deal, while forward Darren Helm continues to recover from a forearm injury and is headed to a new deal with the club. Both are restricted free agents this summer.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Of the pair, Helm(who made just $912K last season) would be the easiest to re-sign, while Quincey (coming off a contract paying him over $3.125 million per season) will probably have to accept a pay cut to remain a Red Wing.