May 1, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) makes a save against San Jose Sharks during the first period of game one of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Canucks' Roberto Luongo to New York Islanders A Possibility

The New York Islanders may have interest in Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo “under [the] right circumstances,” according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

The cost to buyout DiPietro would be $1.5 million a year until the end of the 2028-29 season. A Luongo buyout would cost the Canucks just over $1.5 million until the end of the 2030-31—a difference of two years.

Is there a deal to be made? Certainly.

The Canucks have tons of money, the Islanders do not and are stuck with an injury prone goaltender who isn’t good enough to even be a backup in the NHL. Being stuck with Luongo’s contract is much more palatable situation.

Obviously, the Canucks would like to unload Luongo without bringing in another bad contract. But, if they can gouge the Islanders for some prospects and picks for doing them a favour and taking DiPietro for the purpose of a buyout, why not?

Kyle Okposo? Matt MartinNino Niederreiter? Ryan Strome? The 15th overall pick in this year’s draft? Niederreiter and Martin are two players that would be a great fit  on a Canucks team that is looking to “reset” and get bigger.

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