Before things get heated up with the start of training camp, a philosophical question…
Vancouver’s signing of Roberto Luongo today, to a 12-year, $64-million contract extension, raised a question in my mind. On the Kings, a team full of young talent, is there any player to whom you would justify giving a 12-year contract?
The understanding, of course, is that you’re locking up a talented player for the rest of his career, but the clear risk is that the player might suffer a devastating injury or not play up to expectations.
What do you think? Anyone? Drew Doughty?