Say What?!? – Sept. 6

“He’s the face of the organization, he’s our captain, we think he’s the most dominant player at his position in the league right now, and the length of the contract reflects how we feel about his lifestyle, his ability to continue to play, his dedication to his craft. It’s the way we wanted to connect and keep that continuity going over a long period of time.”

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– Vancouver GM Mike Gillis on the 12-year, $64 million contract given to goalie Roberto Luongo.