Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/30/06 at 09:34 AM ET
Vancouver Canuck Roberto Luongo, who has never played for the team or a playoff game for anyone, became Thursday the highest-paid goalie in the National Hockey League when he signed a four-year, $27 million US deal that equals the pay scale of Chicago Blackhawks netminder Nikolai Khabibulin, whose name alone should induce Chief Insp. Dreyfus-type facial twitching among general managers. "Someone said to me: 'You know why Lou Lamoriello sleeps in New Jersey? Because he has Martin Brodeur,' " Nonis said a few days ago and a few days after acquiring Luongo from the Florida Panthers. "Lou calls Marty at night and asks: 'Everything OK? Good.' Then he goes to sleep because he knows his team is going to be in every game. "I'd like to sleep at night. Roberto Luongo will keep us in every game, and even on nights when we're not as good as we'd like to be, he'll get us points."read on
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